Mexican Chili – Perfect Beef Chili Recipe for an Easy and Low Cost Family Meal
Dinner gets on the table quickly with this super-delicious and easy Mexican Chili Recipe made with ground beef and two types of beans.
A spicy and flavorful homemade chili with taco seasoning , chili powder and a little cumin to jazz things up. We also use seasoned black beans and Joan of Arc spicy chili beans to make this recipe a little more seasoned. If you use the Joan of Arc spicy beans don’t drain.
Save money on the family food budget by cooking and serving this delicious and hearty chili for dinner a few times a month.
Have an easy night of cooking with this simple Mexican Chili
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 small white onion
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 1 cup water
- 1 29 oz. can tomato sauce
- 1 15 oz. can kidney beans, drained
- 1 15 oz. can black beans, drained
- 1 10 oz. can Rotelle diced tomatoes with green chilis
- 1 6 oz. can corn, drained
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- Mexican Cheese Blend for Topping
Using a large deep skillet, saute onions in olive oil until they start to get soft.
Add the ground beef to the skillet with the onions and continue to brown the beef using a spatula to break beef into small pieces.
Sprinkle taco seasoning over beef and stir in the 1 cup of water. Continue stirring until seasoning is well blended with the beef.
Add the rest of the ingredients with the exception of the cheese and simmer for 25 minutes.
A great chili recipe starts with hamburger ground beef and onions. Break up the beef using a spatula as it browns. Don’t forget to always season the ground beef with a little salt & pepper as you brown. Cook beef until all of the pink is gone and the beef is cooked through.
Once the ground beef and onions are well browned, sprinkle beef overall with taco seasoning and then add 1 cup of water.
You can purchase your favorite level of heat in your taco seasoning – if you need a little bit spicier, just add a couple pinches of red pepper flakes.
The longer the chili simmers, the more the flavors will become enhanced, so always let chili simmer a bit longer. If the sauce becomes too thick just add a little additional water.
What Can I serve With my Mexican Beef Chili?
Mexican chili served with a tossed salad and cheddar biscuits for a delicious family meal that is easy on the budget.
This chili keeps well for leftovers the next day. You can also double this chili recipe and freeze half for later in the month.