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Easy One Pot Chili


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  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings
  • Category: Stew

Description

Hearty and full of flavour, easy one pot chili requires only 10 minutes of prep time making it the perfect busy weeknight meal!


Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 can red pinto beans
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 1 cup water

Topping:

  • 1/2 large sweet onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • sour cream (optional)
  • avocado (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven pot over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and sauté for about 5 minutes until browned, breaking up the meat with the back of a spatula. Add half of the large onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes more. Add garlic cloves and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add crushed tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, coriander, paprika, oregano, sugar, and cayenne, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add pinto beans and lemon juice and stir to combine.
  4. If chili is too thick, add water until you reach the desired consistency. Start with 1/2 cup of water and add slowly, not exceeding 1 cup. You can substitute the water for beef broth instead.
  5. Ladle into bowls and serve with raw onion, grated cheddar cheese, and scallions. Also delicious with sour cream or avocado.

Notes

You can feel free to leave out the beans or substitute with whichever type of beans that you have in your pantry.