Low Calorie Beef and Bean Chili Recipe

  Low-Calorie Beef and Bean Chili Recipe

This is my old faithful chili recipe. It’s THE best recipe I have ever made! Every time I decide to try out a new recipe I am disappointed because nothing will ever beat this one.  Give it a try and let me know if you think there is a better recipe I need to know about!


Serving this chili is really simple. Top a bowl of this low-calorie beef and bean chili with some chopped green onion a tbsp of sour cream and a little shredded cheddar. 

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Low Calorie Beef and Bean Chili Recipe

Low Calorie beef and bean chili recipe is quick and easy to make in large quantities for weekly meal prep and only 300 calories per serving
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Beef Dishes, Soups
Servings: 12


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 lbs ground beef
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2-4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 large white onions chopped
  • 2 celery stalk
  • 2 red bell peppers chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 cans white kidney beans drained
  • 2 cans black beans drained


  • In a large pot over medium-high heat add the olive oil and brown the ground beef until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • Add onions, garlic, and celery and cook, stirring occasionally until the onions are translucent about 5 minutes.
  • Add chili powder, paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper and salt and stir to combine.
  • Add the diced and crushed tomatoes, the red bell peppers and the beef broth. Allow the chili to come to a gentle boil and then turn the heat down to low. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add the beans and allow the chili to simmer for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and portion into containers. Allow the chili to cool completely before adding lids and storing in the fridge or freezer.



Yield: 12 servings
  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 297
  • Total Fat: 13.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.6g
  • Cholesterol: 66.1mg
  • Sodium: 287.8mg
  • Carbohydrates: 18.3g
  • Fiber: 5.3g
  • Sugar: 2.9g
  • Protein: 27.4g

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