Southwest Chili

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Southwest Chili

Get ready for a flavor-packed and protein-rich meal with this recipe for Southwest Chili! This chili is bursting with delicious flavors and ingredients that are sure to make your taste buds dance.
This chili features a blend of ground beef, bell peppers, onions, and garlic that are cooked together with a blend of southwest-inspired spices such as chili powder, cumin, and ground red pepper. The result is a fragrant and rich base for the chili, which is then simmered with diced tomatoes, beef broth, and pinto beans to create a hearty and flavorful dish.
The addition of the pinto beans adds a great source of protein and fiber to the dish, making it a filling and nutritious meal. The vegetables and spices add depth of flavor and a touch of heat, making this chili a crowd-pleaser.
This Southwest Chili is perfect for those who love the classic chili recipe but want to try a new spin on it. It's a versatile dish that can be customized to your liking, and it's easy to make ahead of time, making it a perfect meal prep option.
So, if you're a fan of chili and want to try a new twist on the classic recipe, give this Southwest Chili a try. It's a delicious and satisfying dish that's perfect for a cozy night in or a fun gathering with friends and family.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 8
Calories 417 kcal


  • 2 lbs ground beef lean
  • 2 cups onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 28 oz tomatoes two cans
  • 15 oz pinto bean 2 cans, rinsed and drained
  • 8 oz tomato sauce 1 can
  • 4 oz green chilies 1 can chopped
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper ground
  • sour cream optional
  • green onions chopped ,optional


  • in a 4-quart oval casserole, place beef, onion and garlic. Place dish on glass tray. Microwave at high (10) for 8 to 10 minutes until meat is browned, stirring twice to crumble beef. Drain well.
  • Add tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, chilies, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper to meat mixture; stir to combine. Cover. Return to microwave and cook until hot and bubbly. Stir in the middle of the time to ensure uniform cooking of the dish. Ladle into bowls, and top with sour cream and onions, if desired.

Nutrition Disclaimer

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Serving: 14Calories: 417kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 26gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 589mgPotassium: 967mgFiber: 8gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1554IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 5mg
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