5-Ingredient Chili
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Small list of ingredients, big flavor.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 2 - 15 oz. can(s) red kidney beans
  • 2 - 15 oz diced tom & green chile
  • 2 - Tbsp chili powder
  • - Salt and pepper
  • - shredded cheese**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Dice the onion.
  2. Open and drain the 2 cans of red kidney beans. Open 2 cans diced tomatoes with green chiles.
  3. In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef with salt and pepper. Drain and return to saucepan. Stir in the diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained red kidney beans, and 1 cup of hot water. Stir in the diced onion and chili powder. Bring to bubbling and reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes to allow flavors to mingle.
  4. Prepare the salad.
  5. Serve 5-Ingredient Chili with shredded cheese garnish and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef.
  2. Open and drain 4 cans of red kidney beans.
  3. Open 4 cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • Half of the drained red kidney beans
  • Half of the diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • Half of the diced onion
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to a saucepan with 1 cup of water and reheating.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit cheese garnish for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

5-Ingredient Chili

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and reheat in saucepan with 1 cup of hot water.
Serve with cheese garnish and salad.