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One Pot Homestyle Chili

Chili so simple, even a man can make it!

When I was asked to write a recipe article for the Men’s Issue of Winter Garden City Lifestyle Magazine, I wanted to share a recipe that was hearty, rustic, and easy to execute for all the fellas out there aiming to expand their recipe repertoire. All it takes is a swing by the canned vegetable isle, one quick pass by the meat cooler, two items in produce, and spices you probably already have rolling around in your cupboard.

Whether you're having the boys over to watch the game, going to a potluck, or just spending a cozy night in with your significant other, this one-pot, no-fuss recipe will be your new go-to!


Serves 8-10

Time: 1 hour



  • 1.5 lbs Ground Beef

  • 1 Pack Fully Cooked Homestyle Beef Pot Roast (optional)

  • 1 diced Yellow Onion

  • 2 cloves Minced Garlic

  • 1 can Great Northern Beans

  • 1 can Spicy Chili Beans

  • 1 can Mild Chili Kidney Beans

  • 1 can Dark Kidney Beans

  • 2 cans Butter Beans

  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes w/ Green Chilis

  • 1 large can Crushed Tomatoes

  • 1 can Petite Diced Tomatoes

  • 1 TBS Beef Boullion Powder

  • 2 TBS Chili Powder

  • 2 TBS Adobo Seasoning

  • Salt and Pepper to taste



  1. Open all cans, and drain the liquid from all of the beans except for the Chili Beans.

  2. Over medium heat, add oil to a large pot, brown the ground beef until fully cooked, and set aside in a separate dish.

  3. In the remaining oil, sweat the onion until softened and translucent. Add the garlic and cook 20 seconds just until aromatic.

  4. Add the beans, ground beef, seasoning and all remaining ingredients to the pot and stir to combine. Taste to ensure balanced flavor. Add any additional seasonings you like.

  5. If using, shred the pot roast into small pieces, remove any fat, and add the roast along with the gravy to the pot.

  6. Drop the heat to low, add a lid, and let simmer for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Be sure to stir occasionally to avoid scorching the bottom.

  7. Serve in deep soup bowls, and garnish as desired with shredded cheese, sour cream, onion, jalapeno, or any of your other favorites!

Any questions? Check out the video below!

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