Jen G’s Go To Chili Recipe


After trying multiple traditional chili recipes, I wasn’t finding the one I could call my go-to chili recipe. So I created it. Simple as that.



Jen G’s Go To Chili Recipe


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 1 lb ground turkey or ground beef

  • 2 Tbsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • Salt and pepper

  • 2 cans kidney beans

  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes

  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste


In a large pot, warm olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until almost translucent. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add ground meat, break up, and cook until done. Drain excess fat. Stir in chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper to taste. Add canned kidney beans (juice and all), diced tomatoes, and tomato paste. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil then simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. Start to finish this takes me 35 minutes to prepare. And it is even better as leftovers.