Are you looking for an easy and delicious beefy Mexican chili recipe filled with spices and ground beef and zesty chili beans? This chili recipe makes a quick and awesome dinner that is filling and nutritious. Chili is always an affordable dinner that can be made in larger quantities to freeze for later dinners when you don’t have time to cook. Don’t forget the shredded cheese and crackers to serve.
Mexican Beef Chili Recipe – Perfect Beef Chili 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.
Ingredients needed for Mexican Chili:
- Ground beef – lean ground beef works best
- White onion
- Olive oil
- Packet taco seasoning
- Tomato sauce
- Kidney beans
- Black beans, drained
- Rotelle diced tomatoes with green chilis
- Canned corn – can use thawed frozen corn as well
- Chili powder
- Dried Cumin
- Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
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.
Can I cook This Mexican Chili Recipe in my Crockpot?
Yes, we love using the slow cooker or crockpot to make perfect chili recipes. Just brown the ground beef and add to the crockpot. Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the cheese of course! Cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for about 3 hours. Serve this chili right out of the crockpot with shredded cheese and crackers.
What Can I serve with my Mexican Beef Chili?
Corn Bread with Cheddar and Honey
Mexican chili served with a tossed salad and cheddar biscuits for a delicious family meal that is easy on the budget.
How To Make Homemade Taco Seasoning
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
Does Leftover Mexican Beef Chili Keep?
This chili recipe keeps well for leftovers the next day or later in the week. You can also double this chili recipe and freeze half for later in the month.
Always use an airtight container to store leftovers.
You can freeze portions of chili in large resealable freezer bags.
Why We Love Serving Chili for Dinner –
We love serving chili for dinner because it’s healthy, cheap to make, and can stretch those food dollars pretty far. Chili is such a versatile dish that has so many variations to make everyone in the family happy. Heat leftovers all week long for lunch and save even more on that food budget!
A crockpot full of your is simple to prepare and goes well on game day. Make your favorite Mexican Chili to serve during your next football party.
You will Also Love Some of Our Favorite Recipes –
Love easy family meals that save money? Try our spaghetti sauce with ground beef sauce recipe!
Another cheap and easy meal perfect for saving money on family dinners. Or try our comforting Velveeta Mac & Cheese!