Healthy Chili Recipe

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January 17, 2024

Cold nights call for warm soups, and this homemade healthy chili recipe is one of my favorite soups to make. It’s a one pot meal with clean ingredients and provides ample leftovers. Grab your favorite pot and get ready to have some cozy soup nights.

Healthy Chili Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans
  • 2-3 cups beef broth
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Cooking Instructions

Brown the Beef

Using a cast iron pot, cook your ground beef on medium heat until browned. Typically 4-5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the beef from the pot and set aside in a separate pan.


You’ll have leftover beef fat in the pot and we’ll use this to sauté our vegetables. Add diced onion, diced red bell pepper, garlic, salt, pepper, mustard powder, cumin, paprika and chili powder to the pot. Continue stirring until onions are translucent (typically 3-4 minutes).

Assemble Soup

Add cooked ground beef to the pot of vegetables and spices and stir together. Mix in canned tomatoes, beef broth and bay leaves. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil. Once soup begins to boil, turn heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

After 45 minutes, add in the can of black beans without draining. Stir thoroughly and continue to cook for an additional 15 minutes.

Garnish & Serve

Remove bay leaves from the pot and your healthy chili is ready to serve! Garnishes for this dish are optional and can quickly turn the recipe a bit unhealthy. If you want to sprinkle in some additional flavor you can never go wrong with some shredded sharp cheddar cheese or a dollop of sour cream. Serve warm and enjoy!

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Sources: Serving Bowls | Sage Green Linen Napkins

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