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Quick Chili

Quick and easy to make with a few ingredients. Ready in less than one hour. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Cuisine: American, Mexican, southern
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground chuck Ground beef or ground turkey will work.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can (16 oz.) light red kidney beans (drained)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) petite diced tomatoes See recipe notes.
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder Mild, medium or hot.
  • 1/2 cup white onions, chopped


  • Place ground chuck (or preferred meat) in a dutch oven or large skillet. Sprinkle with salt and ground black pepper. Stir until evenly combined.
  • Cook over low-medium. Stir constantly until all meat is brown.
  • Drain. Cool 5 minutes.
  • CAREFULLY press cooked meat with two folded paper towels to absorb extra grease.
  • Add light red kidney beans (drained), petite diced tomatoes (with juice), chili powder, and chopped white onions.
  • Lightly stir until evenly combined. If more soup is preferred add another can of diced tomatoes (see recipe notes).
  • Cover and simmer over low-medium heat for 10 minutes OR until onions have reached desired tenderness.
  • Serve hot.


If more diced tomatoes are preferred, add 1 more can (14.5 oz.).  Add two tablespoons until satisfied.