Red Bean Chili Recipe

This simple beefy chili recipe is packed with flavor even though it has a short ingredient list. While you can easily throw all of the indredient into your dutch oven for an easy one dish meal, you can also toss the ingredients into your slow cooker for a hands-off cooking experience.

Ground Beef Recipes: Red Bean Chili
Photo: Southern Living
8 cups


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans light red kidney beans

  • 1 (12-ounce) can tomato juice

  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can tomato soup

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • Garnish: chopped onion


  1. Cook beef and onion in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat 10 to 12 minutes, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain, and return beef mixture to Dutch oven.

  2. Stir kidney beans and next 5 ingredients into beef mixture; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 hour. Garnish, if desired.

  3. Slow-Cooker Red Bean Chili: Cook ground beef and onion according to recipe directions; drain, and place in a 4 1/2-quart slow cooker. Add beans and next 5 ingredients. Cover and cook at HIGH 5 hours. Garnish, if desired.

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