Easy Chili Con Carne (No Beans)

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 50m
Ready In

"Some people like beans in their chili, some do not. This chili has no beans, but if you like beans, you can easily add them. This beanless version is perfect for having with chili dogs, chili burgers, or just a warm bowl full on a chilly day."

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (311.8 g)
  • Calories 557.3
  • Total Fat - 33.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 173 mg
  • Sodium - 998.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.1 g
  • Sugars - 2.3 g
  • Protein - 53.1 g
  • Calcium - 66.4 mg
  • Iron - 8.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Brown beef in a large deep pan.

Step 2

Drain fat.

Step 3

Add the garlic, 6 tbsp of the chili powder, and cumin, stirring to coat beef.

Step 4

Add the tomato sauce and the beef broth and bring to a boil.

Step 5

Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 hour (add some water if your heat is too high and chili gets too thick).

Step 6

Add masa gradually, stirring after each addition, until chili reaches desired thickness.

Step 7

Simmer 15-20 minutes more, then season to taste with salt and add cayenne, paprika, and last tbsp of chili powder.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Thank you, Sue. We like to serve "plain" beef chili with side dishes of beans, rice, pasta, jalapenos, cheeses, and sour cream, so that everyone can create the perfect personal chili. This one is a good classic dish that fits the bill!

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(4 Oct 2013)