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Simple beef chili

Recipe Information

Servings 8
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Total Time 45 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Ground Beef; Kidney Beans
Category Meat; Beans & Legumes
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish
Subtype Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Cook Method Boiling; Frying
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; High Protein; High Fiber; Heart Healthy


  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef 

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion 

  • 2 large tomatoes 

  • 4 cups canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup celery, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon sugar 

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder or to taste

  • Water, as desired

  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal 

  • Jalape�o peppers, seeded and chopped, as desired



  • Saut� the ground beef and onion in a soup pot over medium heat. Drain well.

  • Add the tomatoes, beans, celery, sugar, and chili powder. Cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Uncover and add water to desired consistency. Stir in the cornmeal. Cook 10 minutes.

  • Ladle into bowls and garnish with jalape�o peppers, if desired. Serve immediately.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 254 cal

  • Total fat: 8g

  • Saturated fat: 3g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g

  • Cholesterol: 40mg

  • Sodium: 348mg

  • Potassium: 378mg

  • Carbohydrate: 27g

  • Fiber: 10g

  • Protein: 20g

  • Calcium: 74mg