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This is the BEST EASY CHILI RECIPE! Our 6 Ingredient Lazy Day Chili is one of our favorite recipes to make for a crowd. It's so easy and so flavorful! Since it only contains 6 ingredients, you most likely already have this stuff in your pantry. It's perfect for game day and absolutely fool-proof. You won't believe how tasty this easy chili recipe is!

Easy Chili Recipe (Only 6 Ingredients!)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 239kcal
Easy Chili made with only 6 ingredients! This EASY chili is made with pantry staples and thrown together in minutes. Family favorite!
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  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 1 ounce packet chili seasoning (I used McCormick)
  • 2 15 ounce cans kidney beans, fully drained and rinsed
  • 2 16 ounce jars chunky salsa (the chunkiest you can find!)**see note
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • optional garnishes: sour cream shredded cheese, crackers, fresh cilantro, chopped onions, sliced jalapeños, or ketchup
  • **note: if you want your chili spicy you can grab a spicier salsa. Works like a charm!


  • Heat beef in a dutch oven over medium high heat, crumbling as it cooks.
  • Once beef is crumbled, stir in the chili seasoning and continue to stir while it cooks.
  • When beef is no longer pink, stir in the beans, salsa, beef broth, and cilantro. Stir to fully combine.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve with garnishes of your choice.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 239kcal | Protein: 37g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 768mg | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 4.1mg