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Fast and Easy Beef Chili single serve

Fast and Easy Beef Chili

Ana | Claudia's Table
Comforting and easy Chili recipe. Perfect for the cool Fall days.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American, Tex Mex
Servings 6 servings
Calories 235 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Slow cooker

Ingredients
  

Chili

  • 1 lb beef, turkey or chicken ground
  • 1 small bell pepper green, finely chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 14.5 tomatoes, diced canned
  • 1 14.5 kidney beans, black or white beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 8oz tomato sauce canned
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp basil dried
  • 1/2 tsp salt kosher
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Toppings- approximate quantities

  • 6 oz cheddar cheese or Monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup onion, red or white finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1/4 cup jalapeño peppers, chopped fresh or pickled
  • 1/2 cup sour cream optional

Instructions
 

Instant Pot

  • Chop your Green Bell Pepper, Onion and mince your garlic
  • Open your canned goods and gather your spices. This will be quick after your ground beef is browned.
  • Start by browning your ground beef on the Saute mode of your pot. This should take about 5 minutes.
  • Once your ground beef is browned, add your fresh ingredients, your canned tomatoes and drained beans and your spices. Stir everything well.
  • Close the instant pot and seal the pressure valve. Cook on Meat/Stew for 10 minutes on high. Once it's done, allow 10 minutes for Natural Release. Release any excess pressure and check for salt.
  • Serve in bowls with your favorite toppings. Serve it your way and it's sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

Slow Cooker

  • Chop your Green Bell Pepper, Onion and mince your garlic
  • Open your canned goods and gather your spices. This will be quick after your ground beef is browned.
  • In a non stick pan, brown your ground beef. This should take about 5-10 minutes.
  • Once your ground beef is browned, place the beef with their juices in the slow cooker.
  • Add the green bell peppers, onions, garlic, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, drained beans and spices. Set on low and it will be done in 6 - 8 hours.
  • Serve in bowls with your favorite toppings. Serve it your way and it's sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

Notes

This recipe freezes well. I always make a double batch and freeze the extra for a rainy day. 
Nutritional information is based on using lean beef 97/3 and no toppings. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 235kcal

Nutritional information is calculated online and should be used as a guide.

Keyword beef chili, chili, chili beans, hearty soup

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