Start the new year off right with this hearty and healthy beef chili recipe adapted from Ambitious Kitchen that’s packed with lean ground beef.


  • 1 lb. extra lean ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 packet of McCormick's Chili Seasoning
  • 1 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 15 oz. cans of dark red kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 15 oz. can of sweet corn (rinsed and drained)
  • extra toppings: tortilla strips, sour cream, sliced jalapeño, avocado, cilantro, shredded colby jack cheese (to taste)


  • Heat a large soup pot over medium heat and add olive oil.
  • Add onion, garlic, and red pepper. Stir frequently until browned.
  • Add in ground beef, break up, and cook til evenly browned.
  • Add McCormick's Chili Seasoning and stir into the ground beef mixture.
  • Pour in crushed tomatoes, sweet corn, red kidney beans, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30-45 minutes or longer, if desired.
  • Add chili to serving bowl and top with desired extra toppings. Enjoy!
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