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Hearty No Bean Chili Recipe

Love chili but not the beans? Then this Hearty No Bean Chili Recipe is perfect for you!

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Hearty No Bean Chili Recipe

If you’re like me, you love chili. I can eat chili anytime, even on hot, June days in Florida. It tastes good and it always produces leftovers which is great for during the week when you are busy with work and other projects.

I usually make my chili with beans but I’ve been pondering making a no bean chili because, well, sometimes I just don’t like having the beans in it.  So tonight I set forth and made a huge pot of no bean chili. This chili is loaded with beef, tomatoes, spices and even a few unexpected ingredients. I put this recipe together using ingredients from past recipes that I’ve used over the years. This chili turned out really well. It has a little spice but not too much. Please let me know if you make it and what you think!

Hearty No Bean Chili Recipe
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Recipe type: soup
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 2lb of ground beef (I used grass fed organic)
  • 1 28oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 6oz can of tomato paste
  • 1 15oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, seeds removed and diced
  • A couple of spoonfuls of the adobo sauce from the chipotle peppers
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup of water
  • ½ cup of beer
  • 2 tbsp of chili powder
  • 1 cube of beef bullion
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 2 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp of white sugar
  • 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of unsweetened coco powder
  1. Over medium high heat, in a large pot, brown the meat along with the onions and jalapeno pepper. Break up the meat with a spatula into small bits.
  2. Drain the excess grease from the meat and return it to the pot. Add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Stir and let simmer for one hour. You may eat it before simmering but taste-wise, simmering for 1 hour is recommended.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 C

Garnish with onion, shredded cheese, sour cream or crackers (or all of them or any combination thereof.) Pairs well with corn bread or grilled cheese.

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8 comments on “Hearty No Bean Chili Recipe”

  1. That looks amazing Julie! I'll have to try it sometime. :) I also grabbed your button for my blog!

  2. This looks really good! I rely heavily on recipes. =) Thanks so much for visiting at The Latest Find and for your kind comment! Now following your site, hope you're having a great week!!

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  5. Making this now pinned it on pinterest months ago its July and we are blessed here in Oklahoma with some high 60’s due to some rain so chili it is. Can’t wait to eat it with some good ole cornbread. So far taste delish. Simmering away :)

  6. This is a great beanless chili recipe – I have made several times! It has a real depth of flavors! And is also fun to make. I used the good San Mariano canned tomatos this time ?