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Texas Chili with Beans

An Easy Texas Chili with Beans recipe made with turkey or beef. Some say that Texas Style Chili doesn’t have beans, but we love our Texas Chili recipe with Beans.

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Our easy Texas Chili with Beans recipe is the way to enjoy this Texan comfort food without a lot of work.  There are souls out there that believe authentic Texas Chili is made without beans and tomatoes, but we beg to differ.   We make the easiest homemade Texas Chili with beans and top it with sliced jalapeños and longhorn cheese aka cheddar cheese.   


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Anytime the weather cools below 70 degrees here on the Ranch, I start craving a pot of chili or chili beans. But we don’t wish to spend the whole day in the kitchen so we use a couple of simple shortcuts.  And we don’t wish to wait to cook dry beans, we use a can or two of Ranch Style Beans.   It makes this pot Chili quick and easy.    We also have a couple of other tricks up our sleeves such as this Mix N’ Chop utensil.


We have a couple of these Mix N’ Chop’s (even bought some for our children) and use them all the time when cooking ground beef, ground chicken or ground turkey.  It makes it so much easier.
So pull out your slow cooker aka crockpot and get this chili started!  It’s also great for game day, it’s easy and can be doubled to feed a crowd.
Rain is in the air here at the Ranch so we have a crockpot filled Chili bubbling on the stove.   And we have a pan of homemade cornbread in the oven.

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Easy Texas Style Chili with Beans

An easy Texas-style chili using Ranch Style beans. 
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Slow Cooker0 minutes
Total Time4 hours 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Texas
Keyword: Easy Texas Chili, Texas Chili, Texas Chili with Beans, Texas Chili with Beans Recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Evelyn



  • 2 lbs ground beef or turkey
  • 1 cup white onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 jalapeños diced
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 14 oz cans ranch style beans
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 jalapenos sliced for garnish


  • Brown ground beef (or turkey) and chopped onions in a large skillet then add garlic and jalapeño, cook for 2 more minutes.  NOTE:  using a Chop & Mix inexpensive utensil makes cooking ground meat so easy.  
  • Place meat mixture into a crockpot on high
  • Add cumin and chili powder, stir to combine
  • Add undrained ranch style beans and tomatoes
  • Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  • Serve with grated cheese and sliced jalapenos sprinkled on top.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1440IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3.6mg


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Savannah McQueen

Thursday 2nd of May 2013

Thanks for sharing on Saturday Dishes. I use garbanzo beans in my chili, too. I had no idea anyone else did that. I hope you'll share a recipe on Saturday as we feature Mother's Day dishes. -Savannah

Paula Jones

Saturday 27th of April 2013

Thanks for joining us at Saturday Dishes, Pinned to Saturday Dishes board ~ Paula


Friday 8th of March 2013

Thank you thank you thank you for helping by sharing this recipe!Hugs

Sherry of Pondered Primed Perfected

Wednesday 6th of March 2013

Mmmm! My family are big chili eaters and I'll bet they would love this Turkey and crock pot version. I like that it simmers in the crock pot all day...what a treat to come home to! Thanks for sharing this light recipe at our party!

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama

Thursday 28th of February 2013

Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe at Artsy Corner, can't wait to try it!