Easy Six-Ingredient Chili

If the name doesn't give it away, this delicious chili recipe is easy with only six ingredients.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 3 (15-ounce) cans roasted diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 (14.5-ounce) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Optional toppings: diced red onion, sour cream, grated cheddar cheese


  1. In a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat, add beef. Stir with a wooden spoon, breaking up the meat, until fat is rendered and beef is browned.
  2. Toss in the onions and saute until softened, about 3 minutes. Season with a large pinch of salt and pepper, and sprinkle in the spices. While stirring, toast the spices until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, 3/4 cup water and beans. Simmer on medium heat for 35 minutes, stirring on occasion, until thickened.
  3. Serve with chopped red onion, sour cream and grated cheddar cheese.