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No Bean Chili

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

No Bean Chili-this chili recipe has no beans, but don't worry, it's super satisfying and full of flavor. It's made with beef, sausage, tomatoes, and traditional chili spices. It's perfect for game day, potlucks, or any meal. It also freezes well!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free
Servings: 8
Calories: 375kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground sausage (preferably maple flavor breakfast sausage)
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded, stemmed, and chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded, stemmed, and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 29 ounces fire roasted tomatoes
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 14.5 ounces beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, green onions, jalapeno slices, avocado, chips


  • In a large pot, brown the ground beef and sausage over medium high heat, until no longer pink, breaking the meat up with a wooden spoon while it cooks. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked meat to a plate. Set aside. Reserve one tablespoon of the grease in the pot and discard the rest.
  • Add the onion and peppers to the pot and cook over medium high heat until soft and tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomatoes (with juice), tomato sauce, tomato paste, broth, chili powder, cumin, salt, smoked paprika, oregano, and pepper.
  • Add the cooked meat back into the pot. Simmer the chili on low for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Ladle the chili into bowls and serve warm with desired toppings.


You can use ground turkey instead of ground beef. Josh likes to use maple flavored breakfast sausage for a hint of maple flavor, but you can use Italian sausage, mild or spicy, or plain breakfast sausage. You can also use all ground beef or turkey instead of using sausage. 


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1383mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1584IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 4mg