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Quick Beef and Pinto Bean Chili

5 - 7
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
22 min
14 min
8 min
Chili truly doesn't get any easier than this—we used well-spiced convenience foods to boost the recipe's flavor while minimizing preparation and cooking times. If you can’t find canned diced tomatoes with chipotle chilies, you have two options: 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 (just keep in mind the latter will be quite spicy). If you want to mix things up a bit, you can substitute lean ground turkey or chicken for the beef (just keep in mind that this could affect the cooking time).


Cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

Frozen mixed vegetables

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, medium heat suggested

Dried oregano

¼ tsp, crushed

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Canned pinto beans

15 oz, rinsed and drained


  1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add garlic and frozen vegetables; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables thaw and any liquid evaporates, about 3 minutes. Add beef; cook, stirring frequently, breaking up clumps of beef with a wooden spoon, 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, meat is cooked through and chili thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Yield about 1 1/4 cups per serving.