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Easy chili recipe

Best Damn Weeknight Chili

  • Author: RecipeTeacher
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings


A hearty and delicious chili recipe that uses all simple ingredients for minimal prep and is ready to enjoy in about 30 minutes.


  • 1 lb ground beef (85-90% lean)
  • 1 can (14.5oz) black beans (low sodium)
  • 1 can (14.5oz) red kidney beans (low sodium)
  • 1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes (no-salt added)
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 4oz can of green chiles
  • 2 tbs chili powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup coffee (brewed)
  • 2tbs cider vinegar
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a medium pot or Dutch oven, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Drain fat.
  2. Drain and rinse canned beans and add to pot.
  3. Add diced tomatoes (don’t drain), and all remaining ingredients. Stir well.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer covered for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Let cool and serve.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American