Everyday Beef Chili recipe is a kid-approved, 30-minute meal that comes together using mostly pantry staples. This mild chili recipe has limited ingredients and is the best chili recipe for those crazy weekdays.
This post is sponsored by Purolator Inc. as part of the Purolator Tackle Hunger® Campaign. My Kitchen Love has been compensated monetarily and fully supports the efforts behind bringing attention to local Food Banks.
Cozy chili made from mostly pantry staples and checks the biggest box of all – a chili my kids will eat. The quest for a kid-approved beef chili recipe has been going strong for me for sometime now and since I’ve joined forces with Purolator Tackle Hunger® to find a delicious, convenient, and quick meal the entire family loves, everything came together to find the ultimate kid-approved chili recipe.
Tackle? As in football? Correct. I’m not a football player (unless it’s the European Football scene), BUT, I commend anyone who champions the support of local food banks. I applaud both Purolator Inc. and the CFL for their ongoing team effort to support individuals and families (so many children) in need of wholesome food.
Besides the beef and onion, the rest of this beef chili recipe is made from pantry staples / canned goods. This is in full support of Purolator Tackle Hunger® and local food banks. Now in its 17th season, Purolator Tackle Hunger® partners with the Canadian Football League and all nine of its teams to collect food, raise funds and drive awareness for local food banks across Canada.
Working closely with local food banks and employee volunteers, Purolator Tackle Hunger® has helped deliver the equivalent of 13 million pounds of food to food banks across the country, and more than 18 million meals to Canadian families – an initiative all Canadians can get behind.
The BC Lions, fans and Purolator employee volunteers collected the equivalent of 12,490 pounds of food at Saturday’s home game against the Toronto Argonauts, through the Purolator Tackle Hunger® Game Day Food Drive. Fans were encouraged to help those in need by donating food and funds before the game to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and Surrey Food Bank. Is there any other football game we all need to attend?
Few of us realize that 1 in 6 households – over 850,000 people – need the help of a food bank every month just to make ends meet. Even more heartbreaking, a third of these people are children. Right here in Canada.
More recipes using pantry items:
- Healthier Homemade Alphagetti
- Easy Salmon Patties (from canned salmon)
- Pasta with Peas (using canned or frozen)
- Tuna Pasta with Tomatoes and Olives
- Thai Sweet Potato Soup
We were lucky enough to be able to load up our bowls of chili with fresh toppings like avocado slices, cilantro, lime wedges, grated cheese and in the case of my dairy-loving youngest also sour cream. Build-your-own chili bowl was a successful dinner that went by without the usual nagging to get dinner in and done.
For my husband and I, I added 1 x 14 oz. can of drained and rinsed kidney beans. I love using beans in chili (much to my kids dismay) so I simply made this beef chili recipe as noted in the recipe card and I served the kids before adding the beans in to heat them up. Black beans would also work.
If you aren’t a fan of beef chili, feel free to swap the meat out with 2 x 14 oz cans of drained and rinsed beans (use your favourite type of bean kidney, black, pinto, will all work). Add when it is time to add the corn.
Calling all veg heads! Adding more vegetable like carrots, bell peppers, and zucchini can be done after the onion has softened.
A scrumptious, family-favourite Beef Chili that comes together using mostly pantry staples and is ready in 30-minutes!
- 1 lbs extra lean ground beef (or 1 x 14 oz. can kidney beans)
- 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 14 oz. crushed tomatoes
- 1 14 oz. tomato sauce
- 1 14 oz. canned or frozen corn
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (mild or sweet preferred)
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder (or one garlic clove, minced)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
Heat a large pot over medium-high heat and add ground beef. Cook for 5-7 minutes until beef has browned, breaking up beef with a wooden spoon.
Add onion and cook for 2 minutes until starting to soften. Add cumin, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and stir to combine.
Add crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook for about 5 minutes. Add corn and cook for 2 more minutes or until corn is cooked through.
Serve with grated cheese, sour cream, avocado slices, green onion slices, cilantro leaves, or lime wedges if desired.