Weeknight Chili

  • Author: closeenoughcook
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This is the chili you make when the chill of fall hits and comfort foods on are your mind.  It’s veggie-packed, easy to make and freeze, and never fails to please.



1 lb. ground beef or turkey

1 medium onion, diced

1 medium red pepper, diced

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 can crushed tomatoes (28 oz.)

1 cup frozen corn

1/3 cup chili powder (more or less to taste)

salt and pepper to taste


  1. In large pot, brown ground beef with salt and pepper.
  2. Once beef is browned, add onion and pepper and cook until vegetables are tender-crisp.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, beans, chili powder and corn. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Allow chili to simmer for approx. 15 minutes or more.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips (or cornbread), cheese and sour cream.