Hearty No Bean Chili Recipe - Butter Your Biscuit (2024)

Published: by Wendie · 2 Comments

Jump to Recipe Jump to Video

No-Bean Chili is loaded with ground beef, tomatoes, and green chilis, a family favorite on a cold day. You'll love all the deep flavors in this meaty chili recipe.

Hearty No Bean Chili Recipe - Butter Your Biscuit (1)

We may earn a small commission for purchases made through links in this post. Read ourdisclosure policyhere.

Chili without beans is otherwise known as a Texas chili or chili con carne, more like a spicy stew without the beans. This chili is loaded with so much flavor, you'll never even miss the beans. Served with all your favorite toppings and with a side of mySweet Honey Cornbreador simply saltine crackers.

Chili is always better the next day. The flavors have all that time to mesh together. I usually have some of this in the freezer for those Summer nights when we crave a chili dog. I do have a couple of other chili recipes that have beans,Roasted Poblano pepper Beef Chili,andmy Steak Chili Recipe.

Why this recipe works

This is the best chili it's loaded with ground beef, onions, tomatoes, peppers, and lots of yummy spices. Since the beans are left out it's perfect for topping hot dogs, baked potatoes, or even chili cheese fries. This chili without beans recipe is so easy to prepare and be made in advance and is perfect for the freezer!

Ingredients For No-Bean Chili

Hearty No Bean Chili Recipe - Butter Your Biscuit (2)

Ingredients Notes

Ground Beef: I recommend 80/20, but if you want a lean ground beef you can use that. Ground turkey can also be used.

Onion: I prefer to use a sweet onion.

Cocoa: Make sure it's unsweetened.

Flavorful spices: chili powder, cumin, oregano

Canned tomatoes: do not drain

Beef broth: Low sodium to help control the sodium level.

How to make No Bean Chili

Hearty No Bean Chili Recipe - Butter Your Biscuit (3)

Step 1: Heat a large pot or Dutch oven on medium heat and add in the ground beef, onions, salt, and pepper.

Step 2: Next add in the chili seasonings and tomato paste.

Hearty No Bean Chili Recipe - Butter Your Biscuit (4)

Step 3: Followed by the beef stock, tomatoes, green chiles, and bay leaf.

Step 4: Simmer stirring occasionally, then add in cilantro and serve!

Hearty No Bean Chili Recipe - Butter Your Biscuit (5)

Recipe Tips

Make this chili in advance it's always better after a day or two and the flavors blend.

The chili needs to simmer for at least an hour but you can leave it longer if needed.

Heat level Add a pinch or two of red pepper flakes to turn up the heat.

Hearty No Bean Chili Recipe - Butter Your Biscuit (6)

FAQ's

Can I make this in the slow cooker?

Absolutely, just brown the ground beef add all the ingredients into the crockpot, and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.

How to store this recipe

Store this easy no bean chili in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Or freeze for up to 3 months.

How long do I cook chili?

I like to use my5qt Cast Iron Potfor this no-bean chili and it's done in an hour. Although the longer you simmer chili the better it gets. It will thicken up more and the flavors will become richer.

What toppings go on chili?

Shredded cheddar cheese
Onions
Sour cream
Diced avocado
Cilantro
Salsa
Diced tomato
Green onions
Red onion
Fritos or tortilla chips

Which ground meat is best for beanless chili?

I like to use ground beef that's 80/20 because I feel it has the best flavor. You can definitely use a 90/10 for a lean ground beef option. Or swap out the beef altogether and use ground chicken or ground turkey.

More comfort food recipes

  • Hearty Beef Stew
  • Loaded Potato Soup
  • Slow Cooker Bean and Bacon Soup
  • Mini Freezer Chicken Pot Pies

MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST FOR ALL MY LATEST RECIPES.

Hearty No Bean Chili Recipe - Butter Your Biscuit (11)

No-Bean Chili

Wendie

This delicious no-bean chili is loaded with ground beef, tomatoes and green chilis. It's savory, filling and so satisifying!

4.41 from 50 votes

Print Recipe Pin Recipe Save Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes mins

Cook Time 1 hour hr

Total Time 1 hour hr 15 minutes mins

Course Entrees

Cuisine Mexican

Servings 6

Calories 342 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 8 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 6- oz can tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 5 cups beef broth, low sodium
  • 2-15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1-15 oz can diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 1-7 oz can green chilis
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Heat a large pot on medium-high heat and add ground beef, onions, salt, and pepper. Cook until browned, add in garlic and cook another 30 seconds. Drain fat from the beef.

  • Add in tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and cocoa powder, and mix in with the ground beef for about 1 minute.

  • Add in beef broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes (with liquid) chilis, Worcestershire sauce, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour.

  • Remove bay leaf and mix in cilantro.

  • Serve with your favorite toppings.

Video

Notes

If you prefer beans in your chili, add 2 (15-ounce) cans of drained pinto beans.

Make this chili in advance it's always better after a day or two and the flavors blend.

The chili needs to simmer for at least an hour but you can leave it longer if needed.

Heat level- Add a pinch or two of red pepper flakes to turn up the heat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 342kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 30gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 604mgFiber: 6gSugar: 9g

Keyword chili

Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

« Southern Fried Cabbage and Sausage

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Orzo »

Reader Interactions

Comments

  1. Hearty No Bean Chili Recipe - Butter Your Biscuit (12)Wendie

    Just straight chili powder.

  2. Hearty No Bean Chili Recipe - Butter Your Biscuit (13)Jessie

    Hi what type of chili powder do you use is it the mix blend or just straight chili powder like the New Mexico chili powder?

    Thanks

Leave a Reply

Hearty No Bean Chili Recipe - Butter Your Biscuit (2024)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Nathanael Baumbach

Last Updated:

Views: 5885

Rating: 4.4 / 5 (55 voted)

Reviews: 94% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Nathanael Baumbach

Birthday: 1998-12-02

Address: Apt. 829 751 Glover View, West Orlando, IN 22436

Phone: +901025288581

Job: Internal IT Coordinator

Hobby: Gunsmithing, Motor sports, Flying, Skiing, Hooping, Lego building, Ice skating

Introduction: My name is Nathanael Baumbach, I am a fantastic, nice, victorious, brave, healthy, cute, glorious person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.