Easy One-pot Chili

Chili Recipe

Our neighbor brought her Chili to a fourth of July block party, and it was a total hit. We asked her to tell us how she made it, thinking it was an elaborate recipe, but to our surprise, it required minimal cooking. Since then, I’ve done some experimenting with the recipe and made it my own.  

You can add or take away some of the ingredients to make it your own also, but so far the recipe I am about to share has been the best version of this chili. 

This easy one-pot chili can be enjoyed by everyone in as little as 20 minutes. My favorite thing about this recipe is that the prep work and cleaning are minimal! 

How to cook the Chili 

Most of the ingredients are ready to go. The prep time is approximately five (5) minutes to chop your onion, jalapenos, and sausage. 

You will want to saute your onion and jalapenos before adding the sausage and ground beef. 

I use a pot under medium heat and add the olive oil, onion, and jalapeno. I then add the sausage and then the ground beef. You’ll want to cover the pan and stir occasionally. 

Once your beef has cooked, I recommend draining the grease, especially if you are not using lean ground beef. 

Now, all you need to do is add the remaining ingredients. Mix them thoroughly and bring to a boil. 

Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer. 

Serve your dish with any toppings you like and enjoy this easy one-pot chili. 

Ways to Enjoy the Chili

Here are a few different ways you can enjoy this chili.

  • Side dish for a BBQ
  • On top of a hot dog
  • With Hawaiian rolls
  • In a bowl with your choice of toppings 


  • .5 lb of ground beef (I usually get the lean grass-fed beef)
  • 2 Evergood Hot Link Sausages
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 cup of chopped white Onion  
  • 2 chopped Jalapenos (You can add more or less or add chopped Serrano chilies depending on your tolerance to spiciness) 
  • 2 15oz cans of Chilli Pinto Beans in Mild Souce 
  • 1 15oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 8oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1 packet of McCormick Chilli Seasoning-Original 

Optional Toppings

  • Chopped Green Onions
  • Grated Cheddar cheese
  • A spoon full of Sour Cream


Easy One-Pot Chili Recipe

Everyone can enjoy this Chili in as little as 20 minutes, and did I mention it is easy to make? It's a one-pot dish.
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 294 kcal


  • Large pan with lid
  • Wooden spoon
  • Knife
  • Can opener


  • ½ lb Ground Beef Grass-fed lean beef is best
  • 2 Evergood Louisiana Sausage Chopped
  • 1 cup Onion Chopped
  • 2 whole Jalapeno Chili Chopped - Optional
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cans Chili Pinto Beans in Mild Souce
  • 1 can Diced tomatoes 15oz can
  • 1 can Tomato Sauce 8oz can
  • 1 packet McCormick Chili Seasoning-Original 

Optional Toppings

  • Chopped green onions
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Sour Cream


  • Chop your onion and jalapenos.
  • Add the olive oil to your pan under medium heat.
  • Saute your onions and jalapenos.
  • Add the ground beef and sausage - stir occasionally for about 5 minutes.
  • Add all remaining ingredients - mix thoroughly and bring to a boil.
  • Let the chili simmer for approximately 5 minutes
  • Serve in a bowl and add as many toppings as you'd like


If you want to give it a hint of spiciness just add chopped serrano peppers! 
Nutrition facts can vary depending on the ingredients and brands you choose. 
Keyword Chili, Delicious, Easy, One-pot