Ground Beef Chili with Beans {7 recipe Variations included}

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Chili is a mainstay in our home all year-round, not just in the winter. We serve this is as an easy and affordable meal and it’s especially great as a make-ahead meal or lazy weekend dinner. Chili is even better the next day after the flavors have had a chance to meld so we always make a big pot and plan for the leftovers.  

This is a basic ground beef chili recipe that can easily be adapted with more seasonings and spices, plus other add-ins. I keep it on the mild side for my daughter but feel free to add more chipotle chili powder if you like.

We like our chili served with a variety of sides and toppings like tortilla chips, cornbread, saltines, shredded cheese, fresh white onions, sour cream, and hot sauce. Personally, I think chili is amazing over a loaded baked potato for an easy meal.  

If your watching your weight, this meal is also figure-friendly and has been calculated for the Weight Watchers Green, Blue and Purple plans. Check the recipe card for more details.

Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff 2 650

Beef stroganoff is a classic comfort food dish. Today we’re making it in the slow cooker for an easy weeknight meal that’s ready when you are. Traditional beef stroganoff starts with simple ingredients you probably already have in the pantry. Better yet, it’s relatively inexpensive to prepare making it a very budget-friendly way to feed your entire family.

Easy Beef Pho (Faux Pho)

Easy beef pho has flavors that are fresh and bright and makes for a perfect lunch or dinner.

Pho (pronounced Fuh) is a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, rice noodles, fresh herbs, and sliced meat. Although Pho is primarily served with either beef or chicken, variations also include shaved pork, charred pork belly, meatballs and poached eggs. Pho is one of my favorite go-to soups and …

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