Rich and hearty homemade Beef Chili Recipe loaded with vegetables and beans is comfort food at its greatest! This (under 30-minute) chili recipe is going to become your go-to recipe for cooler weather.
Beef Chili Recipe
Ground meat and beans are the basis for a classic chili recipe. You can elevate the flavors of a traditional chili by adding vegetables so for this beef chili recipe, we added carrots and green peppers.
Make this your own by adding other diced vegetables you have on hand. These can include celery, mushrooms, zucchini or red peppers and can be added with the carrots and peppers.
Beef Chili Ingredients:
2 lbs ground beef
1 medium onion, finely cubed
1 large carrot, cubed
½ medium green bell pepper, cubed
3 garlic cloves, minced
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
15.5 oz can kidney beans, , drained and rinsed
3 cups beef broth
1 ½ tsp ground cumin
2 tsp granulated sugar
2 tsp salt
½ tsp ground pepper
2 ½ tsp chili powder
Brown beef in a Dutch oven over med-high heat, breaking up the meat while stirring.
Add onion and cook until tender.
Add diced carrot, bell pepper and minced garlic. Cook until vegetables are tender, stirring as needed. Drain excess fat.
Pour in diced tomatoes with juice, add beans, broth and seasonings. Stir well to combine.
Turn heat down to a gentle boil and allow chili to cook 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally (longer if meat and vegetables aren’t desired tenderness).
Taste chili and additional seasonings if needed. Turn off heat and allow chili to rest 5 minutes.