How to make Homemade Chili Beef and Beans

Hello there, fellow food and wine lovers! I’m Elaina, your culinary guide in this delightful journey through the heart of deliciousness. Nestled in the beautiful city of Winnipeg, right in the heart of the Canadian prairies, I’ve discovered a recipe that perfects the union of flavor and tradition – our very own Marinated Lamb Chops. And it’s in this exploration that I found the inspiration for my Marinated Lamb Chops. This dish is more than just a recipe; it’s a tribute to the spirit of Winnipeg, a testament to the love and warmth that defines our city. It’s a dish that beautifully blends rustic comfort with gourmet sophistication, much like our sweet little city itself. And today, I’m thrilled to share this recipe with you, to invite you into my kitchen, and to embark on this culinary journey together. So, let’s dive in, shall we?

Homemade Chili Beef and Beans Recipe

Beef Chili Recipe {Classic and Easy!} - The Seasoned Mom

Homemade Chili Beef and Beans

Try this spicy meat recipe that with beans and corn makes for a great dinner or meal at any time!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Canada
Servings 6 people
Calories 320 kcal


  • 1 pan
  • 1 simmer
  • 1 serving dish


  • 1 lb. Ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin ground
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 can of baked beans
  • 1 cup sweetcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  • Add your olive oil into a pan over moderate heat. Stir-fry garlic and onion for about 1-minute or until aromatic. Add the dried chili, paprika, and cumin. Cook and stir for about 30 seconds.
  • Add your ground beef and cook for 5-minutes or until browned, stirring often.
  • Add the baked beans, puree, tomato, corn, and tomato paste to the pan. Lower the pan heat and simmer for about 30-minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Transfer into a serving dish.
  • Serve and Enjoy!


Keyword Ground beef, olive oil

About Homemade Chili Beef and Beans

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Living in Winnipeg, a city that beautifully marries urban sophistication with rustic charm, has been a constant source of inspiration for my culinary adventures. Among these adventures, my Homemade Chili Beef and Beans holds a special place. It’s a dish that captures the spirit of our prairies – robust, warm, and inviting.

Cooking Tips

Creating this dish is like painting a canvas with flavors. Here are some tips to make your masterpiece:

  • Quality Beef: Opt for high-quality, lean beef. It makes a world of difference in taste and texture.
  • Bean Variety: Don’t hesitate to mix different types of beans. Each brings its unique flavor and texture to the chili.
  • Spice Balance: Adjust the heat according to your preference. Remember, it’s easier to add more spice later than to take it away.

Serving Suggestions

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Homemade Chili Beef and Beans is a versatile dish. Here are five ways to enjoy it:

Chili Beef and Beans is a hearty and flavorful dish that lends itself well to a variety of accompaniments. When considering serving suggestions, it’s important to balance the richness and spiciness of the chili with complementary flavors and textures. From the list provided, here are some suitable pairings:

  1. Corn Salsa – The freshness and slight sweetness of corn salsa can provide a delightful contrast to the deep, savory flavors of Chili Beef and Beans.
  2. Rice Milk or Hemp Milk – A glass of rice milk or hemp milk can offer a mild and slightly sweet beverage to soothe the palate if the chili is particularly spicy.
  3. Quesadillas – Pairing Chili Beef and Beans with quesadillas can make for a filling meal. The cheese in the quesadillas complements the beef, while the tortilla provides a nice textural contrast.
  4. Irish Coffee – For an adult beverage pairing, an Irish coffee after the meal can act as a warm and comforting endnote, with the whiskey and coffee providing a robust complement to the chili.
  5. Grilled bread or Cheese Dog – A side of grilled bread can be used to sop up the hearty sauce of the Chili Beef and Beans. For an indulgent twist, serving the chili over a cheese dog can create a classic comfort food experience.
  6. Butajiru (Pork Miso Soup) – As a starter, butajiru can prepare the palate with its umami flavors, which pair well with the rich taste of Chili Beef and Beans without overwhelming the senses.
  7. Oat Milk or Almond Milk – These milk alternatives can offer a creamy texture and a hint of nuttiness that may help balance the heat and intensity of the chili.
  8. Pesto Panini – The herbal notes of a pesto panini can add a fresh dimension when served alongside Chili Beef and Beans, making for a satisfying and well-rounded meal.
  9. Miso Soup – Starting with a light miso soup can set the stage for the more robust main course, offering a soothing and warm beginning that pairs well with the complexity of flavors in the chili.
  10. Apple Crumble – To end the meal on a sweet note, an apple crumble can provide a dessert option that contrasts the heat with its sweet and tangy fruit filling and buttery topping.


  • Can I use ground turkey instead of beef? Yes, you can. It’s a great lean alternative to beef.
  • Can I add vegetables to the chili? Absolutely! Bell peppers, corn, and zucchini make great additions.
  • What type of beans should I use? Kidney beans, black beans, and pinto beans work well in this recipe.
  • Can I make this chili in a slow cooker? Yes, this recipe adapts well to slow cooking. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • How long does this chili last in the fridge? Properly stored, it should last for 3-4 days.

From my kitchen in Winnipeg to yours, I hope my Homemade Chili Beef and Beans brings warmth and joy to your table. It’s a dish that truly embodies the spirit of the Canadian prairies – hearty, comforting, and full of flavor. So, roll up your sleeves, fire up the stove, and let’s create some culinary magic together!

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