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Chili Source: jeffreyw, Flickr

Throw a bunch of things in a pot with seasoning and call it a day.


  • 1 lb ground beef, ground turkey, or diced chicken
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 15-oz cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 28-oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • Frozen corn
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1½ Tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1½ Tbsp cocoa powder (optional)
  • Cheddar cheese, grated, , for topping (optional)


You can also make this in a slow cooker instead of on the stove.

You can use any meat you want, or none at all. I won't judge.


  1. In a large pot, cook and drain the beef. Add the onion, garlic, and pepper and cook until soft.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir, cover, and simmer.