Easy Chili

Recipe by Danielle Spivey


Original recipe yields 6 servings

  • 1-to-2-pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 ½ tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno peppers
  • 1 (29 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 to 2 (16 ounce) can(s) chili beans, undrained
  • salt and pepper to taste


Step 1

In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine the ground beef, onion, and bell peppers. Sauté for about 5 minutes, or until beef is browned. Drain excess fat.

Step 2

Add the chili powder, garlic, bay leaf, cumin, chile peppers, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in the beans and heat through.

Step 3

Suggested Toppings

Pour chili into bowls and serve with your choice of toppings.

  • Fried onions or tortilla chips
  • Shredded cheese
  • Cilantro leaves and/or chopped scallions
  • Sour cream

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