Ground Beef Red Chili

Ground Beef Red Chili

Ground Beef Red Chili

Easy Ground Beef Red Chili for a weeknight dinner or can be made for large groups!

The Facts

This Ground Beef Red Chili recipe is a go-to for us all year around. It’s another family recipe that has stuck with us and is always a crowd pleaser. It was always a good night when it was chili night for dinner. I always remember asking is it done yet? And being continually prompted that I had to wait for it to simmer to allow for the flavor to fully develop before scooping a bowl.            

This recipe is super simple and is great dinner option on a busy weeknight. It starts with cooking the ground beef and onion together with a little salt before adding in the rest of ingredients. Once the meat is cooked through, the rest gets added in and then all that is needed is just a little time to simmer. The simmer time is honestly up to you, we recommend at least 20-30 minutes to allow the flavors to develop. However, you could let it go longer or shorter depending on the timing that works best for you.

After the simmering time is up, now it is up to you on how you want to customize your bowl of chili. Adding a dollop of sour cream can make it creamier. Adding shredded cheddar cheese is a nice compliment to the beef and bean combo. Adding in Fritos provides a nice crunch and saltiness to each bite. Another option if you want the crunch, but a little less salt is Saltine Crackers!

How do you like your bowl of Ground Beef Red Chili? Creamy? Salty? Let us know in the comments!

Ground Beef Red Chili

Ground Beef Red Chili

Ground Beef Red Chili

One pot to easily make this flavorful soul-warming bowl of chili!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 399 kcal


  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion - diced
  • 2 14.5oz cans of Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 14.5oz cans of regular Chili Beans we find the Kuner's brand to be best!
  • 2 tbsps Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Celery Salt
  • 2 tsps Kosher Salt
  • Additional Salt to taste
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese for garnish
  • Fritos Chips for garnish
  • Sour Cream for garnish


  • In a large stock pot or Dutch oven, cook the 1 pound of Ground Beef and the diced Yellow Onion. Season with beef with 1 tsp of Kosher Salt. Cook until the meat is cooked through.
  • Now add the rest of the ingredients: the 2 (14.5oz) cans of Diced Tomatoes, 2 (14.5oz) cans of Chili Beans, 2 tbsps Chili Powder, 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce, 1 tsp Granulated Sugar, 1/8 tsp Celery Salt, and 1 tsp Kosher Salt.
  • Stir together and allow to come to a simmer before lowering the heat to low and covering with a lid. Allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  • Add more salt if necessary. Serve topped with Fritos, Sour Cream, and Cheddar Cheese if desired!
Keyword chili, ground beef, red chili
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