I’ve been iced in for going on three days, so the most appropriate post for today is an easy 30 minute chili recipe perfect for lazy snow days, inside by the fireplace! You won’t believe how incredibly flavorful this quick and easy chili tastes. Serve with cornbread or tortilla chips, wrap your hands around the bowl and let the chili deliciousness warm you from the inside out!

An easy 30 minute chili recipe perfect for lazy snow days, inside by the fireplace! You won't believe how incredibly tasty this quick and easy chili is.

This week, Texas has had a taste of the cold, icy, snowy weather that all of you Northerners have been experiencing. And there I thought spring would come without taking any of my bad weather days….

For those of you who don’t know, I work for a school district; testing students and keeping up with documentation for special education. Personally, I would rather just work, so we have our bad weather days free, at the end of the year. Oh, well… being iced in gave me plenty of time to get caught up on blog stuff, report writing for work, laundry and some additional recipe creation; like this wonderfully hearty, easy 30 minute chili meal.

An easy 30 minute chili recipe perfect for lazy snow days, inside by the fireplace! You won't believe how incredibly tasty this quick and easy chili is.

I used my dad’s award-winning chili recipe as a base for this recipe. I added a few yummy extras and revised the amount of some of the ingredients that were used in the original recipe. Brad and I also love bison; so instead of ground turkey, chicken or beef we made our chili with ground bison. If you’re a meat eater and you’ve never given bison a try, you really should. It’s much leaner than even your lean cuts of beef and, in my opinion, tastier than ground chicken and turkey. Buffalo spend their lives on grass, not in feedlots and they are not subjected to questionable drugs, chemicals or hormones. Bison tastes very similar to high-quality beef with a slightly sweeter richer flavor. The popularity of bison meat continues to grow and you will likely find it at your local grocery store. The two large grocery stores in my area- Kroger and HEB both carry grass-fed lean bison steaks and ground meat.

An easy 30 minute chili recipe perfect for lazy snow days, inside by the fireplace! You won't believe how incredibly tasty this quick and easy chili is.

 

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Nutrition Facts
Easy 30 Minute Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 149
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.6g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 53.7mg 18%
Sodium 277.2mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 28.8g 10%
Dietary Fiber 12.2g 49%
Sugars 6g
Protein 21.6g 43%
Vitamin C 87%
Calcium 14%
Iron 31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:6 servings
Easy 30 Minute Chili
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
 
You won't believe how incredibly flavorful this quick and easy chili tastes, perfect for lazy snow days!
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. lean ground meat we used ground bison
  • 1 onion we used a red onion
  • 1 bell pepper we used red
  • 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes, undrained (stewed tomatoes works too)
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, undrained (any of your favorite bean variety will work)
  • 1 4 oz. can chopped green chilies
  • 1 14.5 oz. can broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder more if you prefer
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin less if you're not as much of a fan as my hubby!
  • season with preferred amount of garlic salt
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook ground meat until no longer pink.
  2. Meanwhile, combine all other ingredients in a large pot, bring to a boil, decrease heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Add the meat in with all of the other ingredients when it is cooked.
  3. Chili is ready to go and delicious after 30 minutes, but the leftover chili (after the seasonings have had a chance to meld) is amazing.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is calculated for 6 equally divided servings.

Author: Kim
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute chili recipe, easy chili, healthy chili recipe

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An easy 30 minute chili recipe perfect for lazy snow days, inside by the fireplace! You won't believe how incredibly tasty this quick and easy chili is.

Something to think about….

Have you had any snow/ice days this season? Where are you from?

What is your favorite thing to make when it’s super cold?

Have you tried bison? What do you think about it?

Check out my other favorite bison chili recipe, Clean Eating Bison Chili!

Clean Eating Bison Chili is so easy to make and so mouthwatering, your tastebuds will dance! This nutritious meal choice is filling, full of flavor and perfect for those picky "meat and potato" people that are easing into healthier eating.

And for those of you more in the mood for chicken, Skinny Chicken Tortilla Soup!

This skinny chicken tortilla soup is as clean as they come, but don't worry just because it lacks many calories, it is not lacking in flavor one little bit!