Easy Family Chili

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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You must try this Easy Family Chili for your family this week! Chili is one of our family favorites, and was often requested by our kids weekly. During the year we often served chili on special  nights such as Halloween, the kid’s birthday parties, New Year’s Eve parties, and of course Superbowl Sunday!  Yes, this is an old recipe, and not the  most current but it worked for those busy days. This was the perfect quick and easy recipe for a weeknight and delicious! Serve with a side of cornbread or a crisp green salad.

  • Beans are a great source of protein, 8-9 grams per 1/2 cup serving.
  • Fiber rich with 15 grams.
  • Carbs as well, with 45 grams.
  •  20% of iron daily intake.

For more information, head over to the Bean Institute and start cooking!

Easy Family Beef Chili

A need for warm comfort food brings this chili recipe out in my kitchen every time!Easy and delicious for a quick family dinner!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, dinner, family, groundbeef
Servings 10
Author Mary Papoulias-Platis


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large green pepper, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 15 oz. can red kidney beans
  • 1 28 oz. can tomatoes
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. In a dutch oven on medium high heat, cook the ground beef, onions, garlic,and green pepper until beef is well browned and juices evaporate.
  2. Stir in chili powder and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, paste, water,salt, sugar, bay leaf, and the juice from the beans.
  4. Heat to boiling point, then reduce and cook on low for 45 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Stir in reserved beans. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes longer. Discard bay leaf.
  6. Can be served with shredded cheese, sour cream, or red hot pepper sauce.

If you love beans as much as I do take a look at my other posts below:

Jicama Nachos with Rice, Beans and Pickled Radish

Lemon Pasta with Fava Beans and Greens

Spiced Pickled Green Beans

How-To Cook and Roast Fava Beans

These are just a few of my bean dishes, for more look under the search button.

Enjoy this recipe,



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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 melissa @IWasBornToCook

an empty pot always = success! 🙂

2 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Melissa, It’s simple and delicious!

3 Abby of Baby Birds Farm

I think that photo says it all!

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