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Easy Weeknight Chili

In the hustle and bustle of weeknights it can be difficult to make a filling yet healthy meal for your family. This super-simple chili is the solution to hectic evenings with both stovetop and crockpot directions.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs turkey or lean ground beef
  • ½ cup Spice World Easy Onion
  • 2 small bell peppers (any color), diced
  • Spice World Garlic
    2 Tbsp Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Garlic or
    2 Tbsp Spice World Squeezable Garlic 
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 (16-ounce) cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 (14 ½) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • FOR SERVING:
    • Sliced green onions
    • Shredded cheddar cheese
    • Reduced fat sour cream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructions

Stovetop Instructions:

  • In a pot over medium-high heat, add oil, Spice World Easy Onion, Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Garlic, diced bell peppers, and tomato paste. Let cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add lean ground beef to pan and cook until meat is no longer pink, stirring regularly.
  • Add beans, diced tomatoes, chili powder, salt, pepper, and cumin. Stir until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Cover and let simmer for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve with sliced green onions, reduced fat sour cream, and shredded cheddar cheese.

 

Crockpot Instructions:

  • In a pan over medium-high heat, add oil, Spice World Easy Onion, Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Garlic, diced bell peppers, and tomato paste. Let cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add lean ground beef to pan and cook until meat is no longer pink, stirring regularly.
  • Add mixture to crock pot, then top with beans, diced tomatoes, chili powder, salt, pepper, and cumin. Stir until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Cook at HIGH for 3-4 hours, or LOW for 5-6 hours.
  • Serve with sliced green onions, reduced fat sour cream, and shredded cheddar cheese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Weeknight Chili