Spicy Beef Chili

Embrace the bold and savory flavors of this Spicy Beef Chili, a dish that marries simplicity with depth of taste. Perfect for a cozy night in or a gathering with friends, this recipe is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Let’s dive into this culinary adventure that’s both accessible for beginners and delightful for seasoned cooks.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Serving Size

  • Serves 6


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (for garnish)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic, sautéing until the onion becomes translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the ground beef to the pot. Cook until the beef is browned, breaking it up with a spatula, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the chili powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, dried oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 2 minutes to release the flavors.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato paste, and beef broth. Stir well to combine.
  5. Bring the chili to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 45 minutes or until the chili thickens to your liking.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Serve hot, garnished with chopped cilantro and shredded cheddar cheese.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Calories450 kcal
Protein35 g
Fat25 g
Carbohydrates22 g
Fiber6 g
Sugar6 g
Sodium800 mg

Enjoy this hearty and flavorful Spicy Beef Chili, a classic dish that’s sure to become a favorite in your recipe collection!