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Beef & Bean Jalapeño Chili is one of the best and easiest chili's ready in under 30 minutes! Full of ground beef, beans and Jalapeño peppers! | Cafe Delites
Beef & Bean Jalapeño Chili
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Beef Bean Jalapeño Chili is one of the best and easiest chili's ready in under 30 minutes! Full of ground beef, beans and Jalapeño peppers!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chili, Chili Recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 250 kcal
Author: Karina
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large yellow onions diced
  • 1 green pepper (capsicum) diced
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers finely chopped (with seeds)
  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped or minced (or 2 tablespoons minced garlic)
  • 2 pounds (1 kg) ground beef mince
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1-2 tablespoons chili powder (adjust to your tastes)
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika (or sweet paprika)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne (adjust to your tastes)
  • 14 ounces (410 g) can crushed tomatoes
  • 15 ounces (420 g) can tomato sauce (American) (or condensed tomato soup for Aussies)
  • 2 cups (500 ml) beef or chicken broth
  • 28 ounces (800 g) cans kidney beans, drained
  • 14 ounces (400 g) can black beans, drained
  • Sour Cream
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Sliced Jalapeños
  • Chopped Green Onions
  • Fresh Cilantro Leaves
  1. Heat oil in large heavy-based pot (or casserole pot) over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté until transparent, then add the green peppers (or capsicum), jalapeños and garlic; sautéing for a further minute, until the garlic is fragrant. 

  2. Add beef and cook until browned, breaking up any big chunks with the end of your wooden spoon. Stir in the cumin, chili powder, paprika and salt and mix through until beef is fully coated in the seasonings. 

  3. Mix in the crushed tomatoes along with the juices, the tomato sauce (or soup), broth and beans. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and allow to simmer while stirring occasionally, until the chili thickens (about 30 minutes). 

  4. Ladle into individual bowls, and top with sour cream, grated cheese, sliced jalapeños, chopped green onions, and/or cilantro.

Recipe Notes

Chili can be made 2 days ahead. After cooking, allow to cool completely, cover and refrigerate. On the day of cooking, take out of the refrigerator at least an hour before heating.

Nutrition Facts
Beef & Bean Jalapeño Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 627mg 26%
Potassium 556mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 18.6%
Vitamin C 23.2%
Calcium 5%
Iron 23.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.