There's nothing quite so comforting as having the Best Ever Chili Recipe simmering on the stove top when there's a chill in the air. With just a few basic ingredients our ground beef chili with beans will be ready in about 30 minutes. Everyone will love when it's beef chili night!
Beef Chili Recipe
Everyone needs to have a Best Ever Chili Recipe in their dinner line up that can be on the table in about 30 minutes on those busy weeknights. It's been said that people typically make the same recipes over and over again, week after week. I've heard this to be true and since that's the case, you must add this Best Ever Chili to your dinner line up!
Just pick up a package of ground beef on your way home and with a few basic ingredients such as onion, garlic and some spices, along with items you can keep in your pantry, beans, salsa, tomato sauce and tomato paste, a delicious comfort food dinner will be on the table in no time at all!
Looking to cook up a ground beef chili recipe where the rice cooks together with the chili in the same pot? Then you'll want to give our One Pot Chili with Rice recipe a try too!
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What Toppings Go With Chili?
If you're anything like me, your chili toppings are so very important! Some of my favorite toppings that go with chili are:
- Black olives
- Corn chips, like Fritos!
- Picante sauce
- Queso fresco
- Red onion
- Salsa verde
- Shredded Cheese
- Shredded lettuce
- Sour cream
- Tortilla chips, crushed, of course
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- ground beef
- chili powder
- kosher salt
- kidney beans
- green chiles
- tomato paste
What Side Dishes Go With Chili?
So once you pile up your toppings on your bowl of chili, you may want a side dish or two to round out your meal.
Perhaps while your chili is simmering you might want to sip on a cocktail. Jalapeno Cucumber Margaritas are a twist on the classic margarita cocktail. Spicy jalapenos and refreshing cucumbers flavor a margarita mixture lending the perfect balance of heat and coolness to our easy margarita recipe.
Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread is as quick and easy to make as it is beautiful and yummy! Start with a corn muffin mix with a few stir-ins, top with jalapenos, scallions and cheese, pop in the oven and in minutes you’ll be ready to serve up a mighty fine cornbread!
A salad is always a good accompaniment with any dinner. Make it simple and just toss romaine lettuce, cucumbers and radishes, or just lettuce, with our Chili Lime Vinaigrette for a refreshing side dish. Trust me when I say, Chili Lime Vinaigrette will have your taste buds dancing. The fresh tangy flavor of lime combines with a hint of chili spice in your soon-to-be favorite homemade vinaigrette!
Maybe it's been a long day and you need to have a homemade dessert tonight too. Chipotle Brownies, an easy homemade brownie, is the way to go. With a creamy chocolate ganache on top and a hint of spice inside Chipotle Brownies will be the sweet treat that completes your chili dinner!
Best Ever Chili Recipe
- Cook ground beef, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin and salt in sauce pot over medium-high heat until beef is browned.
- Stir in beans, salsa, green chiles and tomato paste and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 25 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Top with sour cream, cilantro leaves, sliced scallions, shredded cheese and jalapeno slices.