Skillet chili

Gin Lee
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Skillet chili

If you're looking for a faster way to make homemade chili, this recipe is fairly simple and fast to prepare. Plus, it tastes so delicious that you can't even tell it wasn't slow-cooked all day long.

First, I cook seasoned ground beef, diced onion, diced tomatoes, and cayenne peppers together in an extra large skillet. Then I drain the grease off the meat mixture and toss it back into the skillet. From there, I add my other ingredients and turn the burner down to medium to finish simmering the chili for a whopping twenty minutes.


  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 2 large tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 2-4 cayenne peppers, finely diced, or use cayenne pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of seasoning salt
  • 1-½ teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1-15-ounce can of chili beans
  • 2 cups of pasta sauce, or tomato sauce


Add your ground beef, diced onion, diced tomatoes, diced cayenne peppers into an extra large skillet. Stir well. Cook until the meat and vegetables are done.

Now, drain the grease off of your cooked meat mixture. Then transfer the mixture back to the skillet.

Next, add the spices, chili beans, and sauce; stir well. Simmer the chili on medium-low for about twenty minutes. Stir frequently so that the chili doesn't stick.

Once it's heated throughout and the sauce has thickened, turn the burner off. Serve and enjoy!

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