5 Ingredient Chili

Course Main Course


  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey (you can also keep it meat free)
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 3 (15 oz.) cans diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 2 (15 oz.)  cans beans, drained (black beans, kidney beans, a combo, or whatever you like)
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • Feel free to add whatever other seasonings or toppings (garlic powder, pepper, shredded cheese, green onions, sour cream, etc.)


  • In a large pot, cook ground beef or turkey over medium-high heat until browned, stirring frequently. If using ground turkey, you may need to heat a tablespoon of olive oil beforehand to help cook and brown the turkey. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beef or turkey to a separate plate and set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon of grease in the pot and discard the rest.
  • Add the onion to the pot and sauté for 4-5 minutes or until soft. If you cooked turkey, you may have to add an additional tablespoon of oil to cook the onion.
  • Add remaining ingredients and the cooked meat to the pot and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Serve immediately and garnish with optional toppings if desired. Can store in a sealed container for up to 3 days.
Keyword Chili, Party Food