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Super Easy 5 Ingredient Chili

Super Easy 5 Ingredient Chili

Super Easy 5 Ingredient Chili is a recipe for chili where you can enjoy big flavor without a lot of individual spices and chopping. By using some help from the grocery store, you get a flavorful chili on the table fast.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Beef Chili, Easy Chili
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Packet Chili Mix I like Stonemill from Aldi. McCormick brand also makes a good one.
  • 14 ounces Diced Tomatoes Replace with Rotel or Tomatoes with green chilis for extra spice.
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 14 ounces Chili Beans These are beans that are flavored for chili. I use Dakota brand from Aldi . Bush brand also makes them.
  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 medium Onion Finely Chopped


Instant Pot Instructions (Or other Electric Pressure Cooker)

  1. Brown the ground beef and onions on the saute setting. Salt and pepper generously.

  2. When the beef is brown and the onions are translucent, pour in the tomatoes, water, chili beans and seasoning packet.

  3. Stir everything together and set the vent to sealing.

  4. Cook on High Pressure for 8 minutes. Allow the pot to natural release for 5 minutes. Release the rest of the steam and serve.

Slow Cooker Instructions

  1. Brown the beef and onions on the stove. Generously season with salt and pepper.

  2. In the insert of a slow cooker add in the beef, onions, tomatoes, water, and seasoning packet.  Cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Stove Top Instructions

  1. Brown the ground beef and onion in large dutch oven. Generously season with salt and pepper.

  2. Pour in the tomatoes, water and seasoning packet. Cook on low for 1-2 hours to allow the flavors to concentrate and come together.

Recipe Notes

The base of this recipe is 5 ingredients (I don't count water, salt or pepper as an ingredient).  The garnishes are of course extra. Here are some suggested garnishes:

Sour cream, Greek Yogurt mixed with cilantro and the zest and juice of a lime for a yummy crema, cheese, avocado, scallions and tortilla chips.