Spicy Chili Recipe

Spicy ChiliWhat could be better than a bowl of spicy chili on a cold rainy day? Nothing! This spicy chili recipe is certain to fill you up and never let you down, it’s just yummy. Chili is one of my favorite foods to make, not only because it’s healthy, but also because you can whip it up with only a few ingredients, and it always comes out delicious.  I’m one who loves my chili extra spicy.  So… if you can’t take the heat, then please stay out of this kitchen! But really, if you just can’t handle the spice then you can just lessen the amount of chili powder and cayenne that you use.  My favorite things to top my spicy chili are shredded cheddar cheese and tortilla chips. Or you can just use the tortilla chips as a dipper and forget your fork altogether.  This spicy chili is very thick and a hearty meal for your friends and family.  This would be perfect for a party too, you can just double or triple the recipe depending on how much you need!

This recipe can also be made in a slow cooker like a crock pot, if you have some more time.  I’ve done this a few times and it turned out tender and delicious. Enjoy this spicy chili recipe, it’s made with heart-healthy beans and chili powder.

Spicy Chili Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 Bowls of chili

Serving Size: 1 bowl

Spicy Chili Recipe

This Spicy Chili recipe always comes out great! Perfect for a quick dinner on a cold and rainy night. Served with shredded cheddar cheese and tortilla chips.


2 Cans of Kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 pound ground beef (90% lean variety)
1 Can/Jar of tomato sauce (Hunt's Meat Flavored brand works great)
1-2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/4 Teaspoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
*Optional, 1/2 large onion, sauteed
Tortilla chips


  1. Drain kidney beans and rinse well.
  2. Add beans to a large pan.
  3. Add tomato sauce.
  4. Cook on low for around 15 minutes.
  5. At the same time the beans are cooking, set up a medium sauce pan and cook the ground beef until it is well done. Add salt and pepper to beef to flavor it.
  6. Drain grease from beef, and then add to the large pan with the beans and tomato sauce.
  7. Add spices, cook for around 10 minutes in pan altogether. (cook longer if you want, you'll get more flavor this way)
  8. Serve in bowls, top with cheddar cheese and tortilla chips.


If you like onion or garlic, you can also sautee these along with the ground beef, and you'll get another layer of flavor in the chili.


If you are looking for some fancier chili, try this recipe!

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