An old fashioned recipe with beef, beans, tomatoes and spices.
Servings Prep Time
8people 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8people 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 1cup yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2pounds ground beef
  • 1 28 ounce can peeled tomatoes
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 15 ounce cans pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2cup water
  • 2tablespoons chili powder
  • 1tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1teaspoon onion powder
  • 1teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2teaspoon crushed pepper flakes
  • 1/2teaspoon cayenne pepperoptional
  1. In a large pan or dutch oven add olive oil and chopped onions. Cook for a few minutes until soft then add ground beef.
  2. Cook ground beef until evenly brown.
  3. Add peeled tomatoes, tomato sauce, pinto beans, water and spices.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer for 30 to 45 minutes covered.
  5. Serve hot with your favorite toppings, tortilla chips or cornbread.
Recipe Notes


  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • jalapeno slices
  • avocado slices
  • diced green onions or diced red onion


Substitute crushed tomatoes for whole peeled tomatoes if you wish. I find that whole peeled tomatoes are usually better quality. It only takes a minute to cut up the whole peeled tomatoes before adding to the ground meat.

Cayenne pepper is optional when using crushed pepper flakes. My suggestion is to season to taste so that the chili isn’t too hot, that way you don’t overwhelm the good spicy flavors.

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