Green Pepper Chili
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Simple. Take your basic chili…and add 2 green peppers. Diced, of course!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 2 - green bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 6 oz. can(s) tomato paste
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) black beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) red kidney beans
  • 2 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - Tbsp chili powder
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - corn tortilla chips**
  • Side: - fruit**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to saucepan.
  2. Seed and chop the green bell peppers.
  3. Open, drain, and rinse the black beans and red kidney beans.
  4. Add the chopped bell peppers, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, black beans, red kidney beans and minced garlic to the ground beef mixture. Stir together and stir in the chili powder, salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to bubbling, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Ladle into bowls and serve warm.
  6. Prepare the fruit.
  7. Serve Green Pepper Chili with fruit and chips.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder.
  2. Seed and chop 4 green bell peppers.
  3. Open 2 cans of diced tomatoes. Open 2 cans of tomato paste.
  4. Open, drain and rinse 2 cans of black beans and 2 cans of red kidney beans.

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

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • Half of the chopped green bell peppers
  • Half of the canned diced tomatoes
  • Half of the canned tomato paste
  • Half of the canned black beans, drained
  • Half of the canned red kidney beans, drained
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 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 and reheating on the stove.

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

Green Pepper Chili

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and reheat in a large saucepan.
Serve with fruit and chips.