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Beef & Bean Chili

I will admit that I whipped up this Beef & Bean Chili for the sole purpose of picturing it….on a Baked Potato.  That’s right.  I’m about ready to share a big potato round-up I’ve been working on.  Stay tuned…

In the meantime, I’ll assume you’re here for a very basic, but very tasty Beef & Bean Chili recipe.  I pictured it in a bread bowl first, because to me that’s a Win in the Chili World.

I sometimes envision myself as a member of Chili World.

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Beef & Bean Chili

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet peppers
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 1 4.5- ounce can mild green chiles
  • 1 14.5- ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can red beans rinsed & drained
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce


  • 2 Tbl. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cocoa powder

To serve...

  • bread bowls sour cream, crumbled bacon and cheddar cheese to garnish


  • In a heavy bottomed pot, brown ground beef. Drain and reserve. In same pot add onion and peppers; sauté until tender. Add tomatoes, beans, chili sauce and seasonings and bring to a boil. Return ground beef to pan. Adjust seasoning to taste, allow to simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.
  • Serve in bowls or bread bowls, topped with sour cream, crispy bacon and cheddar cheese.