30 Minute Beef Chili Recipe

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This 30 Minute Beef Chili Recipe is the ultimate chili that tops all the rest! It’s perfectly spiced for a deep and hearty chili taste you’ll never forget. It’s also Paleo and Gluten Free!

30 Minute Beef Chili in bowls topped with avocado, cheese and jalapeno slices

30 Minute Beef Chili Recipe

Pet Peeves. I think maybe they’re enhanced right now because I’m pregnant and all those hormones are swirling around, but still… this one seems like common sense to me.


Turn them on when you have to turn. Turn them OFF when you don’t.

A collage of two photos of beef chili in a dutch oven with kidney beans

That’s what they are there for. Despite what you think. Most people cannot read minds. They also do not know where you are going. So if you have to turn or change lanes..(ahem cut me off) at least turn your blinker on to let me know you’re coming.

On the flip side. If you’re going straight or not coming in my lane then TURN OFF YOUR BLINKER. Because you see, when I see your blinker on, I slow down to let you into my lane… but then you don’t turn. And then I’m mad.

How do you NOT hear the constant clicking noise in your car? It’s there to let you know… “hey your blinker is on” and then it stops when it is off. Genius idea I know.

A crock of beef chili with cheese, avocado, jalapeno slices and a tortilla chip

I think the worst offense is when someone has their blinker on. They don’t realize it’s on, and then they turn into the opposite lane and the other blinker is still on. Because now, at this point. You were stupid enough to leave your blinker on. Then you didn’t signal you were going into the opposite lane and now the wrong blinker is still blinking and you are driving straight.

How!? WHY!?

Can I take your drivers license away? Because clearly you didn’t pass the “signaling section” of the test! Arrghhh!

Top view of a ladle scooping beef chili from a dutch oven

Ok, rant over.

Moving on to bigger and better things. Like this chili!

Every year I feel like I need to create a different chili. After all chili is THE MAIN soup dish of the fall. It’s what you serve on those cold nights or what’s cooking on the stove while the game is on. Ready to be dished up and devoured as soon as half time hits. I definitely have my fair share of chili recipes here on JHE. I have a Vegetarian Chili, a Lentil, a Quinoa, a Crock Pot… you name it. I’ve got it.

But as I was scanning through my recipes I realized I didn’t have a Beef Chili! Well, today that changes.

Top view of beef chili in bowls topped with cheese, avocado, jalapeno slices, and tortilla chip

And the best thing about this Beef Chili Recipe is it’s done in 30 minutes. But even though it’s done in 30 minutes, it still has a rich deep flavor from the spices I added and the beef broth that’s the finishing touch. It’s filled with veggies, has a slightly spicy taste from the chipotle peppers but overall very well balanced!

This 30 Minute Beef Chili is total comfort food and guaranteed to warm you up on those cold winter nights. It’s also paleo and gluten free! Although I decided to top mine with avocado and cheese, and the cheese makes it “not paleo” but you could top yours with whatever you fancy!

This recipe makes a lot. I actually scooped half of it out to save for December or January when the baby comes. (gotta start on those freezer meals early)

Alright. Bon Appetit friends!

Top view of a hand holding a bowl of beef chili topped with cheese, avocado, jalapeno slices and a tortilla chip

30 minute beef chili recipe in a bowl topped with avocado and cheese

30 Minute Beef Chili Recipe

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Dutch Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This 30 Minute Beef Chili Recipe is the ultimate chili that tops all the rest! It’s perfectly spiced for a deep and hearty chili taste you’ll never forget. It’s also Paleo and Gluten Free!



  • 2 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon diced chipotle peppers in adobe sauce
  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef (93/7)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 28 oz. muir glen diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 14 oz. muir glen tomato sauce (no salt added)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 14 oz. can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • optional: top with shredded cheese and avocado (if paleo just do an avocado)


  1. Heat a large dutch oven to medium high heat.
  2. Add in grape seed oil and onions. Saute until onions are translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Next add in garlic and chipotle peppers, saute for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stirring the whole time.
  4. Add in the ground beef. Cook until beef is no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes. Smashing and stirring the whole time so the meat is broken up.
  5. Next add in the spices, ground cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika and sea salt. Stir the spices in to the meat until everything is combined.
  6. Add in the red pepper and carrots, cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Next add in the diced fire roasted tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth and kidney beans. Stir everything together and cover.
  8. Keep the heat at medium high. Let the chili cook for 15 minutes.
  9. Serve!
  10. Optional: top with diced avocado and shredded cheese.(if paleo, do not add the cheese)


  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 347
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 1498 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38 g
  • Fiber: 11 g
  • Protein: 33 g
  • Cholesterol: 65 mg

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5 Responses
  1. Karly

    Chil in 30 monutes? Really? This right here is a life changer. Going to be SO great to have in my back pocket when it gets super cold!

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