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Classic Beef and Bean Chili

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When you're wanting a crowd-pleasing chili, look no further. This one comes together quickly, and it's made with all the classic spices -- plus two kinds of beans, and jalapeño chilies. The chili is great the day it's made, but even better after a day or two in the fridge. At serving time, set out a mini topping bar for diners to customize their bowls. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Katie Workman.


  • 1 onion (medium)
  • 1 large carrot
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (28 oz. per can)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can kidney beans (or black beans, 15.5 oz. per can, drained and rinsed)
  • 1/4 cup jarred jalapeno chilies (chopped)
  • 1 cup chicken broth (if needed)
  • 1 cup tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup onion (red or yellow)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro sprigs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (or cheddar cheese)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium23% DV560mg
    Fat40% DV26g
    Protein49% DV25g
    Carbs4% DV13g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories360Calories from Fat230
    Total Fat26g40%
    Saturated Fat11g55%
    Trans Fat1g
    Calories from Fat230
    Total Carbohydrate13g4%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A60%
    Vitamin C60%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Ismail 3 months ago
    It was amazing!! My first Yummly recipe and it turns out Yummly 😋. Definitely going to cool it again
    Melissa Varis 3 months ago
    We decided as a family that this recipe is a keeper. I used both fresh garlic and garlic powder, and beef boullion instead of chicken, and tossed in some oregano because the hubby loves it on everything. I started it early and let it simmer 2 hours. My mouth is already watering for lunch leftovers tomorrow.
    melly kaaa 4 months ago
    This was simple and delicious. I used a chipotle beef broth instead of chicken broth which added some good flavor.
    Darivia Chancelor 8 months ago
    My family is a filled with critics like no other . With this recipe they totally enjoyed it simple and yummy yummy. They were all pleased .im not the one for being the BEsT cook however with using this Yummly app during this pandemic I can honestly say I have stepped up my game with cooking . Thanks Yummly
    Mike 9 months ago
    So easy and tasted amazing. We used ground turkey and I think this is the best chili recipe I’ve cooked in a long time (and we eat a lot of chili!).
    Ofurie 10 months ago
    Turned out delicious. Simple and easy to make.