Beef Chili with Refried Beans
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) refried beans
  • 1 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - tsp ground cumin
  • 2 - cup(s) beef broth
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - cornbread**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open and drain the diced tomatoes. Open the refried beans.
  2. In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to saucepan. Stir in the diced tomatoes, refried beans, chili powder, ground cumin and beef broth and bring to bubbling. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Prepare the cornbread, as directed
  4. Serve Beef Chili with Refried Beans with cornbread.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Let cool.
  2. Open and drain 2 cans of diced tomatoes. Open 2 cans of refried beans.

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

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • 1 - 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 15 oz. can refried beans
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 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 all of the contents of the baggie into large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 20 minutes.

Dairy-Free Modifications

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

Gluten-Free Modifications

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

Printable Label Recipe Title

Beef Chili with Refried Beans

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of baggie to large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 20 minutes.
Serve with cornbread.

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