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Quick Stove-Top Beef Chili

This quick-cooking chili tastes like it’s been simmering for hours. To get it on the table even faster, you can replace our seasoning mix with 4 tbsp of an all-natural Mexican-style spice blend, but make sure to look for low-sodium varieties.
Quick Stove-Top Beef Chili recipe

Got a few more minutes? Make our 5-Minute Guacamole: Mash together 2 ripe avocados, 1 minced shallot and 2 minced cloves garlic. Mix in 1 small diced tomato, 1 tsp lime juice, 1/2 tsp sea salt and 1/4 tsp ground black pepper. Stir to combine.  

Heart helpers: The kidney beans in this protein-packed chili are an excellent source of soluble fiber, a type of fiber that aids in weight management by keeping you full for longer. Additionally, clinical studies have shown that beans may help prevent cardiovascular disease by reducing inflammation.

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  • 4Servings


Seasoning Mix

  • 1 1/2 tsp each garlic powder, onion powder, organic evaporated cane juice (aka organic cane sugar), dried parsley and chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp each red pepper flakes and ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper


  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 28-oz BPA-free can unsalted diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 1 15-oz BPA-free can unsalted kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup frozen and thawed corn
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth

Optional toppings

  • Tortilla chips, guacamole, shredded cheese, sour cream or cilantro


1. In a small bowl, combine all seasoning mix ingredients; set aside.

2. In a large pot on medium-high, heat oil. Add onion and sauté until softened, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add beef, tamari and seasoning mix. Cook, stirring, until beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, beans corn and broth; bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes.

3. Divide mixture among bowls. Top each bowl with desired optional toppings.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 502
  • Carbohydrate Content: 33 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 111 mg
  • Fat Content: 21 g
  • Fiber Content: 11 g
  • Protein Content: 44 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 7 g
  • Sodium Content: 886 mg
  • Sugar Content: 10 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 10 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 1 g