Quick Chili Recipe: 10 Ingredients + 10 Minutes for BEST Beef Chili Recipe

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My Go-To Quick Chili Recipe for BEST Beef Chili Ever!

My Quick Chili recipe from my easiest KITCHEN 101 cookbook makes a great choice whether you are having company or need a quick dinner. Nothing beats a simmering hearty pot of belly-warming soup on a cold day. My sister called me yesterday and said, “I forgot how fabulous your quick chili recipe was!” This easy beef chili recipe uses 10 ingredients and takes about 10 minutes to prepare. Now, you know why I always make this ground beef chili recipe and it’s my favorite quick and easy chili recipe. Who doesn’t like a fast chili recipe and it tastes like its been simmering on the stove for hours. However, if you’re looking for a fantastic vegetarian chili recipe, try my Sweet Potato Chili from KITCHEN 101 cookbook also.

Quick Chili recipe from Holly Clegg’s KITCHEN 101 cookbook

My go to fast chili recipe and tastes like it has been cooking for hours! Top with condiments and I usually serve with chopped red onions, avocado and shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese.

Makes 4 heaping (1-cup) servings

1 pound ground sirloin
1 onion, chopped
Dash ground cinnamon
1 (15-ounce) can fat-free chicken broth
1 (10 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies
Salt and pepper to taste
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1. In large nonstick pot, cook meat and onion until done and drain any excess fat.
2. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cook over low heat about 10 minutes.

Nutritional info per serving:  Calories 318, Calories from Fat 20%, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 62mg, Sodium 759mg, Carbohydrates 31g, Dietary Fiber 11g, Total Sugars 9g, Protein 34g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 vegetable, 4 lean meat

Terrific Tip: To cook in slow cooker, first cook meat and onion in skillet until done.

Serving Suggestion: Top with condiments and I usually serve with chopped red onions, avocado and shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese.

Makes Self-Serve Dinner with No Fuss Easy Beef Chili Recipe

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Why chili? Well, a pot of chili on the stove is self-serve! Don’t spend all my time in the kitchen, especially when you have hungry trick or treaters or extra guests to enjoy and entertain!  Chili stretches to feed a crowd and my easy chili recipe is a dump and stir quickie–no time consuming all day recipe!

Actually, this has been my go-to kid-approved Halloween day, fast chili recipe for years. Be sure to use ground sirloin as any meat ending in “loin” is your leanest cut!  Of course, this healthy fast chili recipe is in KITCHEN 101, my easiest cookbook.

Tips for a Soup-er Easy Beef Chili Buffet

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Make it SOUP-ER easy to serve that “come and go crowd,” and a soup buffet is the perfect solution! Serve soup simmering on the stove or use crock-pots to keep your soup warm. Have mugs by the soup so guests can eat at their leisure. You’ll love this functional ladle as it would be the perfect serving utensil and one pot accompaniment!

I set out various condiments that guests can choose how to top their bowl – my favorites are chopped red onions, avocado, shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, light sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.

Fast Chili Recipe Freezes Wonderfully

If you want to really save time the day of, simply make and freeze soups ahead of time to pull out the day of your event.And, if you like this easy, trim & terrific easy beef chili recipe, wait until you try my White Chicken Chili recipe from Eating Well To Fight Arthritis cookbook. This diabetic friendly, wonderful one-pot dinner is savory and satisfying especially as the nights get cooler! Also with less than 10 ingredients, this fast chili recipe feeds extras because you can easily double the recipe. Don’t forget, soups and chili’s freeze well so don’t worry if you make plenty. Freeze to pull out for those extra busy days!
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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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2 thoughts on “Quick Chili Recipe: 10 Ingredients + 10 Minutes for BEST Beef Chili Recipe

  1. I actually made this for Super Bowl Sunday without knowing it was on here. It was fantastic. I actually used 1 lb ground turkey and 1 lb turkey sausage. I double my batch so that I would have left overs and be able to freeze it for later. Delicious!

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