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Easy Homemade One Pot Chili

Easy Homemade One Pot Chili, the best full of ground beef, beans and tomatoes Chili, make it as spicy as you like!

chili in a bowl with a blue napkin and a spoon

I have been making this Chili recipe for over 20 years. It is the one we love and the only one I make.

Naturally I use Borlotti beans instead of Kidney Beans since that is what I have. I really like Borlotti Beans so I think they work better and taste better.

meat and chopped onion in a black pot

Being back in Toronto for a couple of weeks makes me want a bowl of Chili almost every day. I have experienced winter again for the first time in 20 years.

My daughter and I spent 4 days in Winnipeg with a temperature of -18, now that is cold. We went from +20 in Rome, Sunny and warm to freezing our butts off.

But the warmth of friends and family just can’t be beat.

adding the beans and spices in the pot

Then I arrived in Toronto, she was back to Vancouver and I warmed up to a balmy -8 with snowfalls.

So here I am 4 days away from my departure with a beautiful sunny day of +6, but don’t get too excited tonight we are hitting a low of -12. It’s Canada and you just never know, and I love it!

chili in a bowl

I also love seeing a few Canadians in shorts during the short “Heat Spell”. I laugh when I think Italians get out their winter coat, boots, gloves, hats and scarves and moaning about how cold it is at +6.

Who am I kidding, I’m one of those people now too! So if you are feeling the cold or it’s still cold, a nice big bowl of Easy Homemade One Pot Chili will certainly help warm you up! Don’t for get to serve it with some Puff Pastry Twists. Buon Appetito!

chili in a bowl with a spoon

chili in a bowl with a spoon

Easy One Pot Chili

Rosemary Molloy
Easy Homemade One Pot Chili, the best full of ground beef, beans and tomatoes Chili, make it as spicy as you like!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 316 kcal


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 medium onions finely chopped
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (15 ounces each)
  • 2 cans Beans (Pinto or Kidney) (15 ounces each) drained and rinsed
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ - 1 medium pepper chopped
  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1-2 tablespoons chili powder
  • ¼-½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 cup water


  • In a large pot add olive oil, onions and meat, stirring occasionally heat until meat is browned,  then add pepper and garlic and cook 5 minutes (stirring occasionally), add tomatoes, drained beans, parsley, oregano, salt, hot pepper flakes, Worcestershire Sauce and water.  Stir to combine, bring to a boil then simmer (half covered) for approximately 30 minutes.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!
  • ** This Chili is delicious served with some Puff Pastry Twists or slice up some Crusty Italian Bread, top with a slice of Prosciutto and a slice of Cheese, stick it under the broiler until melted.  


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 626mg | Potassium: 1105mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 17.2mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 5.7mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Hi Rosemary! I sure don’t miss those Canadian winters! LOL They’re not too bad in northern Germany, but it rains a lot during the fall and winter months. I always crave the sun. 🙂

    Your chili looks and sounds absolutely delicious!! I think my kids would love this version! I just won’t add to much chili flakes or my boys will complain that it’s too hot. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe!

    1. Hi Rosa, it’s funny when you don’t experience the winter for awhile and then when you do, you realize how cold it really is. Thanks and I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

    1. Hi Judy, along with kidney beans chili powder is hard to find so I used hot pepper flakes instead. Although I did update the ingredients. Thanks

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