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Quick and Easy Beef Chili Recipe

This Quick and Easy Beef Chili Recipe is delicious and ready to eat in less than 45 minutes! Perfect for a weeknight dinner and provides leftovers for days!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef chili, grass fed beef, healthy beef chili
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 206kcal


  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 jalapenos diced
  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1.5 Tbsp chili powder
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 sweet potato large, cubed
  • 1 cup bell peppers chopped
  • 20 oz diced tomatoes with green chiles drained
  • 8 oz tomato sauce no-salt-added
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 can black beans drained, no-salt-added
  • 1 can kidney beans drained, no-salt-added
  • 1.5 cup beef broth low sodium (add more broth if you prefer less chunky chili)
  • Optional toppings: shredded Mexican cheese, avocado, plain Greek yogurt, salsa, corn chips


  • Heat a large dutch oven to medium high heat.
  • Add in about 1 Tbsp avocado oil and chopped onions. Saute until onions are translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Next, add in minced garlic and diced jalapenos. Saute for 30 seconds to 1 minute, stirring the whole time.
  • Add in the thawed ground beef. Cook until beef is no longer pink. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to smash and stir the whole time until meat is broken up.
  • Next add in the spices: onion powder, paprika, cumin, chili powder and salt and pepper. Stir the spices into the meat until everything is combined.
  • Add in the bell peppers and sweet potatoes; cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Next add in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, pumpkin puree, beans and beef broth. Stir until everything is incorporated, then cover.
  • Keep the heat at medium high and cook for 15 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are soft and can easily be pierced with a fork.
  • Serve hot! Add desired toppings, such as avocado, shredded cheese, plain Greek yogurt, salsa, corn chips, etc.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 813mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 8783IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 5mg