Recipe: Easy One Pot Chili

With the rogue snow this morning, I wanted an easy dinner that I could make that would warm us up and we could enjoy leftovers. Easy one pot chili was a no brainer, and with the exception of the ground beef, I already had everything on hand. With the exception of the spices and olive oil, I used all organic ingredients, but you certainly don’t have to.

I have an amazing stainless steel stock pot that I love for chilis and soups, and it was perfect for this recipe.

Easy One Pot Chili ~ The Maven of Social Media®

Easy One Pot Chili

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound ground beef
3 (15 ounce) cans black beans, undrained
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

In a heavy stock pot, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion and garlic until onions are translucent. Add ground beef to onion and garlic mixture and cook, stirring, until meat is brown. (Do not drain) Stir in black beans and their liquid, diced -tomatoes, chili powder, oregano, basil and vinegar. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for at least 60 minutes.

Garnish with sour cream and shredded cheese. Serve with cornbread.

About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cats and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.


  1. Sounds great. I’m looking forward to trying it. I think my kids will love it!

  2. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    This looks yummy. Perfect for winter!

  3. Will try this at home, we love chili dishes…

  4. I love chili! I haven’t tried using vinegar in there but it definitely sounds like it’d be a great addition!

  5. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    This is one of my favorite fall/winter dinners. I use deer meat instead of hamburger to cut down on the fat and it is so good. My stockpot is one of my favorite kitchen utensils I use it for so many different things,

  6. This sounds really good and seems quite easy to make. I’ll have to try this one in replacement of my usual go-to chili to see how it compares.

  7. Looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe

  8. Priscilla S. says:

    Looks great! This recipe is different enough from the recipe I usually use so I will definitely be giving it a try.

  9. Sandra VanHoey says:

    Looks great! Never tried it with the red wine vinegar before but looks like it turned out awesome

  10. Jeanine says:

    Mm, black beans and wine vinegar in chili! Sounds delish!!


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