30-Minute Chili Recipe

30-Minute Chili Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Do you love making chili at home but don’t like how long it takes to cook? If you do, you will absolutely love this recipe by Brian Lagerstrom. It is the perfect dish for busy days, as you can get a warm, spicy, and delicious meal in just 30 minutes. I know you might be thinking that it is not as flavorful as the slow cooker chili, but it is! I was surprised how good this turned out. It is by far the best chili I have ever made at home. I just wish I had known this recipe sooner.


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Chili recipes are usually cooked in the slow cooker since it takes hours before it gets done. Doing it this way will give depth of flavors. But what if you don’t have that much time? Then go for this 30-minute chili recipe! It is delicious and has the slow-cooked flavor that we all crave. Plus, it is so easy to make. It is great for potlucks, celebrations, or just for dinner at home. Get ready to receive a lot of compliments when you make this dish at home.

Quick and Easy Chili Recipe

  • 2.5 pounds of 80/20 ground beef
  • 1 large white onion (small diced)
  • 5 to 6 cloves of garlic (pressed)
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes (drained)
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 1 can (28 oz)  fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 2 smoked chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of chili powder
  • 1/4 cup of paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of chili flakes
  • 4 teaspoons of hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of beef bouillon paste
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 4 (16 oz each) kidney beans
  • water or beef stock

How to Make Chili in Just 30 Minutes

Step 1:

Spread ground beef on a sheet tray and broil on high for 8 to 10 minutes below the broiler until browned on top. Set aside and allow to cool.

Step 2:

Using an immersion blender, blend fire-roasted tomatoes and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in a bowl until smooth.

Step 3:

Place a large pot over medium heat. Add a long drizzle of olive oil, onion, garlic, and a pinch of salt. Cook for 5 minutes or until soft.

Step 4:

Mix in chili powder, paprika, ground cumin, and chili flakes. Toast for 20 to 30 seconds.

Quick and Easy Chili Recipe
Image by Brian Lagerstrom via YouTube

Step 5:

Add the blended tomato mixture, tomato sauce, drained diced tomatoes, and tomato paste. Mix and scrape the bottom of the pot.

Step 6:

Add hot sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, cider vinegar, beef bouillon paste, and salt. Mix well then let it simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 7:

Once the beef is cooled, break it down into pieces, then add to the simmering chili along with the drained kidney beans. Simmer for a minimum of 10 minutes.

How to Make Chili in Just 30 Minutes
Image by Brian Lagerstrom via YouTube

Step 8:

If it is too thick, add a bit of water or stock to get the desired consistency. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.

Step 9:

Ladle into a bowl, and top with diced onion, sour cream, and shredded cheddar if preferred. Enjoy!


30-Minute Chili Recipe

30-Minute chili recipe

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