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Southwestern Chili

This recipe is the perfect example of a real food twist on fave comfort foods. Nothing better on a cold day, than a bowl of Southwest Chili!

Southwestern Chili

Quick and delicious, this southwestern chili is the perfect example of a real food twist on favorite comfort foods. The addition of beans and corn (if your gut tolerates them) along with a half pound of beef rather than a whole pound makes an affordable meal that saves food dollars.

If you want to add another layer of nutrient density, cook your black beans in .

Southwestern Chili

  • 4.4 stars
  • 15m
  • 35m


  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 1/2 c cooked black beans
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 c frozen corn
  • 14 oz tomato sauce
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper, plus more to taste


  1. Dice onion. Drain and rinse beans, if necessary.
  2. Brown ground beef and onions in a large pot over medium heat.
  3. Once ground beef is cooked through, stir in remaining ingredients. Let cook for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Season with extra salt and pepper, as needed. Serve and enjoy!


    • 281
    • 22g
    • 39g
    • 10g
    • 5g
    • 1g
    • 35mg
    • 5g
    • 821mg

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    • quick and delicious. The only thing to chop is the onion! This was super easy and turned out delicious.

    • Simple, quick, and the whole family loved it! Very easy to prepare, quick cooking time, added some shredded cheese on top of each serving, and served with the suggested cornbread. It was a hit and we will definitely put this on our regular rotation!

    • Easy and delicious. I doubled the meat and beans and left out the corn. Also added 1.5x amount of spice, and about 1/4 cup broth. Served with Simple Guacamole.

    • Made it without the salt & doubled all the seasoning as we like lots of chili flavor. Topped with fresh jalapeños & avocado. Serve over rice or my personal fav – top with a big handful of crunchy, plain coleslaw mix.

    • Super Quick, Super Easy & Tasty. I served it with guacamole, cheese & chips. Kid approved.

    • Yum. Very tasty.

    • Not gonna win any awards but was quick and simple.

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