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Easy Bean and Pepper Chili

By boristhechef

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Rate this recipe 4/5 (89 Votes)


  • 3 lbs ground turkey or beef
  • 8 assorted color bell peppers
  • sliced
  • 3 large onions
  • sliced
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 large or two medium cans whole peeled plum tomatoes
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • shredded cheddar cheese


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

In large pot, brown meat in olive oil, drain liquid.

Step 2

Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder, stir well.

Step 3

Add peeled tomatoes, stir well. Use spatula or large spoon to break up tomatoes. Add sliced peppers and onions (pot will be full), cover and cook over medium heat until peppers and onions soften.

Step 4

Add chili powder, stir bottom to top to mix peppers & onions with meat.
Cover and continue to cook over medium heat for one hour.

Step 5

Add kidney beans.

Step 6

Cook at least another 45 minutes...the longer the better.

Step 7

Serve topped with shredded cheddar cheese.

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