Healthier Beef Chili

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Healthier Beef Chili – enjoy this healthier and hearty chili that is super easy to make.

Healthier Beef Chili

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I’m so very thankful to all my loyal readers. It’s because of you that I keep this blog going. I love to read all your comments and I thank you all for all your support.

Since it’s not Thanksgiving in Canada, no turkey roast here, but I do have a hearty chili recipe to share with you that is just to die for! For the longest time I used to be afraid of making chili, but it’s really one of the easiest recipes you can make. You basically throw everything in the pot and then simmer if for about 45 minutes. This would actually be an ideal recipe to make in a slow cooker.

I made this chili a bit healthier by using very little olive oil and lean ground beef. Of course you could always swap the ground beef with ground turkey or chicken for an even healthier chili.

Healthier Beef Chili

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Healthier Beef Chili
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Serves: 10
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp dry oregano
  • 2 tsp steak sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • parsley for garnish
  • shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • sour cream (optional)
  1. In a dutch oven heat the olive oil and add the onion and garlic. Cook the onion for a couple minutes until soft and translucent then add the ground beef and cook until beef is browned and no longer pink, on medium high heat.
  2. Add chipotle peppers, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, oregano, steak sauce, salt, pepper and stir. Add beans, crushed tomatoes and water. Stir well and bring to a boil
  3. Simmer on low heat for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Garnish with parsley. Serve with shredded cheddar and sour cream.


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  1. Amalia Young says

    Every now and again, my husband and I will try to “be good” and eat healthier… One day we saw this recipe, made it (I’ve never cooked chili before) and absolutely loved it. It is one of our favorites now, and so easy to make!! Thank you!

  2. says

    you know until i started following blogs and blogging myself I didn’t know canada celebrated Thanksgiving earlier in the year… so crazy to me :) Welll I am just coming out of my turkey food coma and this looks great :) Might need a few bowls of this to get healthy before the christmas cookies start πŸ˜‰

    • says

      Lol, I’m already planning my cookie recipes, can’t wait. You’ll love this chili, it’s so good and if you really like spicy food add more chipotle peppers. :)

  3. Judy says

    I’m the first to comment. How exciting. I aways wonder does ground chicken brown as beef does? ie in crumb like appearance? By steak sauce I presume you mean brown sauce? I remember way way back to England we had OK sauce and Daddy’s.
    I hope you had a good thanksgiving.
    I didn’t light the hannukkah candles but I suspect we will tonight.

    • says

      I’ve used ground chicken before in chili and it browns just as well. Not sure what brown sauce is, we call it steak sauce like A1. Happy Hannukkah!

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