30 Minute Chili Recipe

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We were given the chance to share one of our favourite recipes, by BritMums and Simply Beef and Lamb. This is for their #meatmatters challenge. If you’re house is anything like mine and super busy during the week than this is the perfect meal, as it’s quick one pot meal. An added Bonus is that you can use the leftover for Nachos or wraps.

It’s a really nutritious meal, packed with vegetables. Beef also provides essential vitamins and minerals that support good health and well-being. You can easily adjust my recipes, by adding or removing vegetables and beans or adding more heat to it.

30 Minute Chilli

This 30 Minute Chili Recipe is perfect for a midweek meal when you’re in rush, but would still like a nutritious meal. 
Remember – you can make as many changes as you like to it. We like it on the milder side, but why not make it spicier? 
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5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: 30 Minute Chilli, 30 Minute Recipes, Midweek Meal
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 447kcal
Author: This German Mama


  • 500 Grams Beef Mince
  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Pieces Onions (diced)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (diced)
  • 1 Tsp Salt (Season to taste)
  • 1 Tsp Paprika (Season to taste)
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cumin (Season to taste)
  • 1 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes (Season to taste)
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper (Season to taste)
  • 1 Tsp Chilli Powder (Season to taste)
  • 1 Piece Pepper of your choice (diced)
  • 3 Pieces Green Chillies (diced)
  • 1 Tin Taco Mixed Beans (Pick your favourite beans)
  • 1 Tin Crushed Tomatos


  • Grab a large cooking pot and add 1 tablespoon if olive oil and the beef on medium heat. Break up the meat and cook until it’s browned, drain off any excess fat.  
  • Add the diced onions and garlic to the browned mince. Cook the mixture for another couple of minutes until the onions have softened.
  • Add your pepper green chilies, crushed tomatoes, diced peppers, and beans. Then add all of your seasonings and bring it to a simmer. Remember to season it to taste, some people like it milder and others spicier. 
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and let it all simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve it with rice, nachos and toppings of your choice. We like adding a bit of sour cream and grated cheese on top 


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1460mg | Potassium: 912mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 26.2mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 5.2mg
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This meal has always been a big hit at home, and you can even get fussiest eater to like it. When Miley was little I used to tell her that Kidney Beans are magic beans and she still calls them as magic beans today!

This post is an entry for the #MeatMatters Challenge, sponsored by Simply Beef and Lamb. Learn more about the benefits of cooking and eating beef and lamb along with recipes ideas and inspiration here!



  1. 27th March 2019 / 9:50 am

    I love a good chili – and check out the smile on your daughter’s face!

    • ThisGermanMama
      27th March 2019 / 12:38 pm

      She had another big bowl after she finished the first one. Such a great and filling meal, isn’t it?


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