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Beef and bean chili with avocado in a bowl

Healthy Beef & Bean Chili

  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This is my go-to healthy Beef & Bean chili recipe that I know you are going to love too! This classic-style chili is made with ground beef, lots of beans and a super delicious combination of spices.


  • 454 g Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 1 cup Yellow Onion (finely chopped; from 1 medium onion)
  • 3 cloves Garlic (minced or finely grated)
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Chili
  • 1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1/2 Tbsp Coriander 
  • 1/2 tsp Salt 
  • 1 large Green Bell Pepper (diced)
  • 1 cup diced Tomato (from 1 large tomato)
  • 2 cups Vegetable Broth, no-salt-added or low-sodium
  • 1 1/2 cups Mixed Beans (from the can, drained and rinsed well) 
  • 1/2 Lime (juiced; or to taste)


  1. Brown the beef over medium-high heat. Remove any drippings or grease from the pot.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and I had the oil to the same pot. add the onions And cook for 3 to 5 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and Tomato paste and cook for another minute Then start in the spices.
  3. Add the pepper, tomatoes and brown beef to the pot and stir to combine. Stir in the broth then the beans. 
  4. Increase it safely to bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for about 25 minutes or until that chilli has reduced slightly and thickened.
  5. Stir in the lime juice and season with any additional salt if needed.


I love this beef and bean chili topped with an extra squeeze of lime juice, fresh avocado and a touch of fresh cilantro. 

This chili lasts for up to three days in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze for later.

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 40

Keywords: soup, dinner, beef, chili, beans, beef and beans, meal prep