Recipe: 30 Minute Chili


I love chili and am always excited when there’s finally just enough of a nip in the air to make a batch!

And it sure seems like everyone that I know has their own special (usually secret) recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation.   😀

Well, I too have a recipe that I’ve been making for generations – okay, maybe just my one generation – but I’m here today to share it with all of you.

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 I started using this recipe back in my days of working fulltime, when I would come home exhausted and just wanted to get something quick, tasty and nutritious on the table.  Now that I’m no longer working away from home, I make it just because we all love it!  It is my family’s favorite chili recipe, hands down.

30 Minute Chili RecipePin

Thirty Minute Chili

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Total Time 30 minutes
A delicious, nutritious and hearty chili that is quick and easy to prepare.
Author Suzy Handgraaf/Worthing Court Blog


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 green pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 - 1.25 oz. package dry chili seasoning mix
  • 2 - 14.5 oz. cans stewed tomatoes undrained
  • 1 - 15 oz can pinto beans undrained, fat removed


  • Combine ground beef, onion and green pepper and cook over medium to medium-low heat until the beef is browned and the onion and green pepper are tender.
  • Drain the grease from the cooked beef mixture and return the mixture to the pot.
  • Stir in the entire contents of the dry chili seasoning mix.
  • Add the stewed tomatoes and pinto beans.
  • Stir together and heat thoroughly.
  • Enjoy!


This recipe will serve 2 -4.
I use one pot for cooking the meat and making the chili.
I recommend cutting the stewed tomatoes into smaller pieces prior to heating the chili.
Kidney beans can be substituted for pinto beans.
Raw onions, green onions, sour cream and grated cheese all make great toppings.

DISCLAIMER: I am not a Nutritionist. I rely on information from third parties to provide all nutritional information, which can vary depending upon brands of products used.
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It is a hearty meal all on its own, but gets knocked out of the park when paired with some yummy cornbread.  The perfect recipe is below.

30 Minute Chili RecipePin

 This cornbread is the perfect accompaniment to chili!  Click on the highlighted link to get the recipe.

Lib’s Famous Cornbread

 This slightly sweet and moist cornbread is perfect with chili and soup. :: WorthingCourtBlog.comPin

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  1. We love chili, too. And, the nip in the air is calling me to prepare some. Or, maybe I’ll just knock on your door. Yours looks delicious.

  2. Shirley@Housepitality Designs says:

    I made chili last night…our recipes are very similar…thanks for sharing yours!

  3. You are so right that we all have our favorites, but yours looks great! Definitely pinning. I make mine in the slow cooker just because I’m home most days and I love smelling it all day!

  4. This recipe looks great! It’s funny – we have some family chili recipes, but I’m always looking for different ways to spice them up 🙂 thanks for sharing this great one!

  5. Sounds great and I am so glad that it is that time of year. I did notice that cornbread alongside. Perfect. I have to make low salt chili. I use no salt tomatoes and no salt kidney beans. There is a low sodium chili mix by Kroger. It takes a couple of weeks to adapt but then everything tastes fresher and lighter. Oh, I also add a can of no salt whole kernel corn.
    Love ya girl, Ginger

  6. I usually like to cook mine longer, but when you can’t, this sounds great.

    You’re always welcome at Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  7. Thanks for the recipes.

  8. Thank you for sharing your recipes! My chili recipe is almost exactly this one,but I add one other ingredient. We do not like ours spicy hot,but with just a little kick,so I add one can of mild Rorel tomatoes. It gives it just one step up,and really adds to the dish.

  9. Carol Elkins says:

    Winter is coming to Florida this weekend – for a whole three days! I’m so excited and these recipes will be great for our cold weather! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Cindy Pierce says:

    I also love Chili! Our recipes are very similar, I’m going to have to make some soon.

  11. Sandy Hunter says:

    Your Thirty Minute Chili is delicious. Even more so with the cornbread!

  12. This is the same recipe I use. Sometimes I add a can of whole kernel corn. I agree, yummy with corn bread or corn chips.One time I didn’t have any beans, so I used a can of black eye peas. Very tasty.

  13. 5 stars
    Very similar to what I make, so quick and easy! I don’t always add beans, especially if my daughter is home as she doesn’t like them, but the rest of us do! I like to use diced tomatoes that are already in smaller pieces, or even crushed (whatever I have on hand), and for a little extra kick use at least one can of Rotel. If I don’t have Rotel, I may add some diced green chiles. We live on a ranch and butcher a beef every year so chili or taco meat is on heavy rotation!