Easy 5-Ingredient Ground Beef Chili Recipe: A Fall Favorite by 30Seconds Food

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Easy 5-Ingredient Ground Beef Chili Recipe: A Fall Favorite

Cooler weather means chili is probably simmering on the stovetop across the country. People love chili in the fall and winter months! Want to know how easy it is to make this delicious chili recipe? Brown, dump and walk away. Seriously. That's how simple this five-ingredient slow-cooked beef chili recipe is.

All you need to make this ground beef chili recipe is five ingredients. Here is your simple shopping list: ground beef, canned chili beans, jarred chunky salsa, a bottle of beer and fresh jalapenos. The ground beef is browned in a skillet before joining the other ingredients in a slow cooker. So easy!

Serve this easy ground beef chili recipe with an array of toppings like sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped onions, jalapenos, corn chips or crackers. So good!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 to 8 hours plus 5 minutes

Total Time: 4 to 8 hours
Serving: 6


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) chili beans, undrained
  • 2 jars (16 ounces each) chunky salsa
  • 1 bottle beer (preferably Mexican beer)
  • 2 - 3 jalapenos, sliced (remove ribs and seeds for less heat)

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Recipe Notes

  • Try this recipe with ground turkey.
  • Reheat the chili in a saucepot on the stove or in the microwave.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet, about 5 minutes. 
  2. Put the beef into a slow cooker.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients. Cook on low heat for 7 to 8 hours or high heat for 4 to 5 hours. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 517

Total Fat: 18.9g

Saturated Fat: 7.6g

Cholesterol: 164mg

Sodium: 1383mg

Total Carbohydrate: 26.9g

Dietary Fiber: 8.8g

Total Sugars: 4.3g

Protein: 57g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 103mg

Iron: 35mg

Potassium: 1456mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Easy and delicious? Yes, please! #yum
I love a simple chili anytime.

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