Bean & Beef Chili


2 lb chili (coarse) ground beef 

1 onion chopped

1 Tbsp red chili flakes

1 Tbsp smoked paprika

2 Tbsp cumin

3 Tbsp chili powder

1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained

1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained

1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained

1/3 cup tomato paste

28 oz crushed tomatoes

16 oz beef broth or beer


Suggested toppings:

8 oz shredded cheese

8 oz plain Greek yogurt or sour cream

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1 ripe avocado

1 jalapeno sliced

Tortilla chips




  1. In a large pot, brown chili ground beef. Season with salt and pepper. When beef is browned, set aside. 
  2. In pot with bits of beef fond, add 1 onion chopped. Cook until tender.
  3. Add cooked beef back into pot with onion and mix until combined.
  4. Add spices (red chili flakes, smoked paprika, cumin, and chili powder). Mix until combined. 
  5. Add tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, beef broth (or beer) and beans. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2-4 hours. The longer cooking time helps to tenderize beef. 
  6. Top with your favorite chili toppings.  Enjoy!