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A full pot of awesome chili garnished with shredded cheddar cheese and green onions.
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5 from 2 votes

Dutch Oven Awesome Chili

Award winning and full flavored meaty chili; it's going to be a family favorite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Awesome Chili
Servings: 8
Calories: 418kcal
Author: Ned Adams
Cost: $20


  • 5 qt. Dutch oven or larger


  • 3 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 bell peppers diced
  • 2 tbsp chile powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 29 oz stewed tomatoes 2-14.5 oz cans
  • 16 oz dark kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 16 oz light kidney beans drained and rinsed

Optional Garnishes

  • cheddar cheese shredded
  • sour cream
  • green onions sliced


  • Heat the Dutch oven over medium-high heat
  • Crumble in the ground beef; stir.
  • Stir in the onions and bell peppers; mix well.
  • Cook the beef until it has browned and the vegetables have begun to soften.
  • Drain off all the renderings.
  • Return to the heat and incorporate the spices while stiring.
  • Add the salsa and stewed tomatoes, mix well.
  • Gently fold in the kidney beans
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high or high heat.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to a low simmer
  • Allow to simmer for 30 minutes, the chili will thicken and the liquid will be absorbed.
  • Serve with any of the optional garnishes and enjoy.


Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 1415mg | Potassium: 1489mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2013IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 9mg