Turn One Pot of Chili into Multiple Money-Saving Meals

Hearty, delicious and easy-to-make chili doesn’t have to be just a one-pot meal. You can use it to spice up your meals all week. Add it to your hot dogs, top off a baked potato, even spoon over tortilla chips for a delicious plate of chili-cheese nachos. You can save even more by buying ground beef on special. Double this recipe and freeze for easy meals later on.

Ground Beef and Black Bean Chili

Serves 4



1 pound
ground beef
1 tablespoon
vegetable oil
onion, chopped
cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons
ground cumin
1 tablespoon
ancho chili powder
1 tablespoon
chipotle chili powder
1 teaspoon
(2) 15 ounce
cans black beans, drained and rinsed
(1) 28 ounce
can diced tomatoes, undrained
chipotle chili in adobo sauce, chopped
1 cup
beef broth
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Chopped cilantro
Sour cream
Shredded cheddar cheese
Chopped onion
Chopped avocado
Oyster crackers
Corn chips (like Fritos)


Brown the ground beef in a large pot that is set over medium to medium-high heat. While the ground beef cooks, break apart the ground beef using a wooden spoon. When the meat is browned, drain and set aside.

Heat the oil in the same pot you cooked the ground beef in, then add the onion to the pot. Cook onion for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, ground cumin, ancho chili powder, and chipotle chili powder to the pot; cook and stir for about one minute or until fragrant.

Add the cooked ground beef, oregano, black beans, tomatoes, chipotle chili, and beef broth to the pot; stir. Bring ingredients to a boil, then reduce heat to simmering. Season chili with salt and black pepper. Simmer chili for about 30 minutes.

Spoon chili into serving bowls. Serve with any of the garnishes listed.