Quick & Easy Chili #Recipe Under 30 Minutes Perfect for Weeknights Or Barbecues!

Spring and summertime means barbecue weather and I haven’t met a barbecue that didn’t include a good chili recipe! Have you? Chili can also be quick and easy to make who says it has to cook all day to taste amazing? Yes, you have to give it time for the flavors to marry. But, with that said this recipe gives you great results in a short  amount of time. This really is a chili recipe that is perfect anytime!

Now I’m not pulling your leg here! This recipe has come onto the plates of some of the pickiest palates in town. Not easy to please eaters no problem. Not too spicy, not too sweet just right for wrangling up the bunch and serving  at your spring or summertime barbecues! Or really anytime you need a quick and easy dinner solution!

I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we do!

Close up of Chili and a cooking spoon

This Chili Recipe isn’t just for Chili Mac. You can spin it several ways! Just Chili, Chili Mac (by adding macaroni noodles) Chili Mac Spaghetti (by adding spaghetti noodles, I like to use whole wheat ones) Nachos (because what kid doesn’t like Nachos?)

Toss in condiments like sour cream, shredded cheese or spice it up with jalapenos. You’ll be making this dish over and over again! Here’s what you need and how to cook it up. This recipe can be whipped up in under 30 minutes!

Ingredients for the Chili Recipe;

The veggies:

  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2-1 jalapeno (depends how hot you like things, I use half when serving to kids)

The spices:

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne

The canned food items:

  • 1 can chili beans open and drained
  • 1 can kidney beans open and drained

The hero:

  • “Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce”

The meat:

  • 1 1/4 lb. lean or extra lean ground beef

Other items:

  • Olive oil
  • Whole Wheat Spaghetti Noodles or macaroni noodles if you prefer
  • optional-corn chips
  • optional -sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions for making the chili recipe;

You can find step by step instructions in images and full instructions here along with a click and print or save to ziplist via link below.

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