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Quick Beef and Pinto Bean Chili

Points® value
Total Time
22 min
14 min
8 min
Chili doesn't get any easier than this - we used lots of well-spiced convenience foods to boost the recipe's flavour and minimise prep and cooking times.


Frozen mixed vegetables (corn, lima beans, snap beans, green peas, and carrots)

1 package(s), chopped onion and bell pepper mixture

Uncooked 93% lean ground beef

1 pound(s)

Canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz, with chipotle chiles*

Canned crushed tomatoes

1 cup(s), fire-roasted

Chili powder

2 tsp(s), medium heat suggested

Dried oregano

¼ tsp(s), crushed

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ pinch(es)

Canned pinto beans

15 oz, drained and rinsed

Olive oil cooking spray

1 spray(s)


1 clove(s), small, minced


  1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add garlic and frozen vegetable mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables thaw and any liquid evaporates, about 3 minutes. Add beef, breaking up clumps with back of a spoon; brown beef, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, chili powder, oregano, salt, black pepper and beans; cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until some liquid evaporates and chili thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Yield about 1 1/4 cups per serving.


*If you can’t find canned diced tomatoes with chipotle chilies, either use a 14.5 ounce can of plain diced tomatoes and add 1/8 teaspoon of chipotle chile powder to the mixture, or substitute a 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes with green chilies (the latter will be quite spicy).Substitute ground turkey breast for the beef if you prefer. Just brown it for 1 minute, stirring constantly, to prevent the turkey from drying out.