Best Easy Chili Recipe

Best Easy Chili Recipe is my family’s absolute favorite, and the only quick and easy chili recipe you will ever need!  Learn how to make hearty, comforting chili in your crockpot or on your stovetop!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1/2 White Onion Diced
  • 1/2 Red Onion Diced
  • 2 15 Ounce Cans Ranch Style Beans Undrained
  • 3 15 Ounce Cans Chili Beans Undrained
  • 1 15 Ounce Can Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Hot Sauce


  1. Cook the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink.
  2. Drain grease from beef if necessary and add to the bottom of a 6-quart or larger crockpot.
  3. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the crockpot with the meat and stir.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

  6. Cook the ground beef along with the onion and seasonings in a large dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat until no longer pink.
  7. Drain any grease from beef and return the meat to the pot.
  8. Add all of the undrained beans and tomato sauce to the pot and stir well to combine.
  9. Turn heat to low and simmer for 30-60 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Recipe Notes

NOTE:  Cooking time listed is for the crockpot method of 8 hours on low.

NOTE:  If you are unable to find the ranch style beans, use the 3 cans of chili beans that the recipe calls for along with 2 drained and rinsed cans of black beans.