One Pot Texas Chili Recipe (Takes Just 15 Minutes Of Prep Work)

Two bowls of texas chili topped with shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

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This Texas chili recipe is loaded with flavor. It combines perfectly seasoned ground beef with diced tomatoes, beef broth, onions, and garlic to create a dish that's to die for. But it's not just super delicious, it's super easy to make too. In fact, this Texas chili recipe is made entirely in just one pot, and as far as prep work goes, just 15 minutes is all you'll need to invest to make it.



1 tbsp. vegetable oil

1 cup onions, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 lb. (500g) ground beef (or beef chuck roast)

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tbsp. ancho chile powder

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. paprika

1 tbsp. brown sugar

2 cups diced tomatoes

3 tbsp. tomato paste

3 cups beef broth or beef stock


  1. Add vegetable oil and onions to a large pot or dutch oven on medium heat and cook until the onions are translucent, about 6-8 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, and cook for 1 minute, stirring well.
  3. Add the ground beef, breaking apart as you cook it for 6-8 minutes but leave the chunks a bit larger and allow the beef to sear well.
  4. Add in the salt, ancho chile powder, cumin, paprika, and brown sugar and stir well, cooking for 1 minute.
  5. Add in the diced tomatoes and tomato paste and whisk well.
  6. Add in the beef broth and bring to a simmer, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.


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