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Easy Beef Chili

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This super Easy Beef Chili is ready in 45 minutes and perfect on a cold winter night, or on game day. It is made without beans to be Whole30 compliant, but it is still filling and packed with flavor!

Check out The Ultimate List of Whole30 Recipes for more healthy and delicious recipes.

A bowl of bean-free chili in a bowl.

Who’s ready for something spicy for dinner? No? Okay, how about mouth tingling with lots of flavor? Yep, that’s more my speed as well, and most small children, lol. Don’t worry, I have suggestions for the rest of you if you feel the need to kick up the heat on this delicious chili.

How to make Easy Beef Chili:

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.

Diced onion and oil in a large pot.

Stir in the garlic and cook for one minute. Add the ground beef, stirring to break it apart, until browned, 8 to 10 minutes.

Ground beef stirred into the diced onion with a wood spatula.

Season with sea salt and black pepper

Add the tomato sauce and paste, diced tomatoes, and seasonings. Stir to combine.

Diced tomatoes added to the ground beef mixture.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

Two bowls of beef chili topped with chopped cilantro.

Serve in a bowl, or over a baked potato {mine is a white sweet potato}.

A white sweet potato filled with beef chili on a small plate.

for a delicious Whole 30 or Paleo meal. For the rest of you, top it with sour cream, cheddar cheese, and diced red onions…there’s no judging going on here!

Recipe Notes & Tips:

  • For more heat, add more chipotle powder, or add hot sauce.
  • If you do not like chipotle pepper, add ancho chili powder instead.
  • I used fire-roasted tomatoes because they were hanging out in my pantry.
  • Why are there no beans? Because Whole 30 and Paleo do not allow beans. Add (1) 14 ounce can of kidney beans {rinsed and drained} and (1) 14 ounce can of pinto beans {rinsed and drained} after you add the seasonings for a more traditional chili.
  • For a Keto meal, top with cheese and sour cream.

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Easy Beef Chili

This super Easy Beef Chili is ready in 45 minutes and perfect on a cold winter night, or on game day…your family will love it!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef chili with no beans
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 367kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 pounds grass-fed ground beef (I used 80/20)
  • sea salt and black pepper (to taste)
  • 14.5 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 15 ounce can diced tomatoes (I used fire roasted)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for one minute.
  • Add the ground beef, stirring to break it apart, until browned, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce and paste, diced tomatoes, and seasonings. Stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

Notes

  • For more heat, add more chipotle powder, or add hot sauce.
  • If you do not like chipotle pepper, add ancho chili powder instead.
  • I used fire-roasted tomatoes because they were hanging out in my pantry.
  • Why are there no beans? Because Whole 30 and Paleo do not allow beans, silly. Add (1) 14 ounce can of kidney beans {rinsed and drained} and (1) 14 ounce can of pinto beans {rinsed and drained} after you add the seasonings for a more traditional chili.

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 743mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1405IU | Vitamin C: 12.8mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 4.8mg

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