easy 10 minute dinner, homemade chili recipe

10 Minute Chili

This Easy Chili will warm even the chilliest of nights. It's an easy weeknight dinner, but feels special enough for entertaining. This traditional chili is made with classic ingredients: ground beef, beans, seasonings and topped with fresh shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream.
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, easy chili, easy dinner, easy lunch, meat chili
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 510 kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp dried onion
  • 1 can Mexican chili beans
  • water or beer
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese
  • sour cream crema or creme fraiche
  • chips


  1. In a skillet, cook ground beef over medium high heat, adding red pepper and dried onion.
  2. When nearly cooked, add chili beans. Continue to stir and reduce to medium low heat. We tend to like ours thicker, but you can add ΒΌ c water or up to a bottle of hoppy beer if you wish.
  3. While the meat is cooking, shred cheddar {it's so much better than pre-shredded, I promise.}
  4. Top with sour cream, cheese and chips.
Nutrition Facts
10 Minute Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 510 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 1022mg 43%
Potassium 832mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 6.7%
Vitamin C 5.2%
Calcium 26.1%
Iron 24.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.