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5-Minute Chili

Updated: Apr 29

Fall is right around the corner which means it's time for soups, stews, and chili! I call this 5-Minute Chili because it only takes 5-Minutes of work to make. You literally just throw everything in a pot, no chopping. I make this chili often as part of my meal prep for the week (to the point my husband gets sick of it!), but it's easy, tasty, and balanced. Beef is a great source of protein, beans for complex carbohydrates, and lots of vegetables for fiber.


1 lb extra lean ground beef

1 ~800 ml jar of strained tomatoes

1 ~400 ml can of beans, drained and rinsed

1 750 g bag of frozen diced vegetables containing onion, celery, peppers, and carrots. (I use PC diced vegetable mix, but many brands such as Compliments, and Arctic Gardens call it Spaghetti vegetables.)

3 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp honey

2 tbsp vinegar (wine vinegar, white vinegar, or cider vinegar all work great)


  1. Saute the ground beef in a large pot over medium-high heat until it is about half cooked.

  2. Pour in the strained tomatoes. Fill the jar half full with water, place the cap back on and shake it up to get all the tomato off the sides of the jar. Pour the tomato water into the pot.

  3. Add the diced vegetables, beans, salt, and chili powder to the pot and bring to a boil.

  4. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and let cook for 1 hour.

  5. Remove from heat and stir in the honey and vinegar (don't skip this step as it adds tons of flavour!)

Serves 4

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