Recipe By Tobi Hargis
Published Dec 5th
Prep 10m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 6 servings Calories 394.2

Easy homemade chili. Goes great with cornbread or over corn chips for a chili pie! I like to use spicy pinto beans.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 pinch chili powder
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the beef and onion and saute until meat is browned and onion is tender. Add the stewed tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce, beans and water.
  2. 2 Season with the chili powder, garlic powder, salt and ground black pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 394.2
  • Carbohydrate 48.8 g
  • Cholesterol 45.9 mg
  • Fat 9.2 g
  • Fiber 17.9 g
  • Protein 30.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5 g
  • Sodium 525.6 mg
  • Sugar 4.4 g


  1. I decided to make chili dogs at the last minute for National Hot Dog Day, I needed something fast. This fit the bill perfectly. I increased the chili powder and garlic powder and added a few more spices (cumin, mexican oregano, crushed red pepper, onion powder, little brown sugar, little Worchestershire sauce) for flavor. This - Read more ...
  2. I don't see how anyone can rate a recipe 4-5 stars when they have to practically redo it. I added this, I left out that...put in more seasoning, leave out the water...either a recipe works or it doesn't AS IS. This is a basic starter recipe for new cooks or families w/ young children. It - Read more ...
  3. It was good, although I had to make too many changes to the recipe to rate it any higher. I used alot more garlic and chili powder(1-2 tbsp) and I omitted the water completely(I like it thick and it was just too soup-like with the water in it). As the recipe is now it was - Read more ...
  4. This is the quickest thing I have made for dinner in a long time. However, I like my chili on the thicker side, and this chili was a little too watery. To solve this problem, I added half a can of tomato paste, and this made it perfect. I also added just a little extra - Read more ...
  5. Wow!!! This chili was GREAT. This was my first time EVER to make chili. I added a chopped green pepper and 2 cloves of garlic minced in the pan with the hamburger and onions.. I also used 1 tablespoon of chili powder.. This truly was better than any chili my family has ever had from - Read more ...
  6. This is an easy and simple chili recipe. I used petite diced tomatoes. I usually throw in garlic and green pepper. I use a TON more chili powder than called for here. We like it spicy! We serve this with shredded cheese and sour cream. The kids like to have this over fritos. Every once - Read more ...
  7. It has snowed 5 feet here in Denver and I really wanted chili tonight. I can't believe how easy this was!!! It was sooooooooooooo good. I can't believe it. I tastes like I worked all day on it. I did make a few changes, I only put 1c. of water, and put about 1TB of - Read more ...
  8. This was so easy to make and tastes great!! My husband and I both loved it! I only had marinara sauce on hand so I used that in place of the tomato sauce. AND I had to cook the chili a lot longer than 15 minutes to get it thick enough. I'll definitely be making - Read more ...
  9. Easy to make and tasty. I added some hot chili powder and barley. Came out very good.

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