Easy Beef Chili

This easy beef chili recipe is a great fall and winter favorite. It’s quick to make and customizable for all beef lovers. Painted Hills Natural Beef insider: it’s over favorite chili recipe for Frito pie.

While the rest of the United States argues with Texas about beans in a chili recipe, we say add them! The extra flavor and protein will keep your belly happy and full. That’s the great thing about chili; you can customize the added ingredients to cater to your crowd’s tastebuds. Regardless of what you dump in the pot, your tastebuds will through a party over the Painted Hills Natural Beef.

Enough talk about cooking chili; get to cooking!

A little about our beef:
The families of Painted Hills Natural Beef have been ranching in Central Oregon, specifically Wheeler County, in the shadow of the state’s famed Painted Hills, for generations. While times have changed in the last two and a half decades, our methods of ranching the way nature intended have not. Pasture raising our cattle without the use of added hormones and never given antibiotics. It means taking the time, care, and effort to do things right. It means raising a beef product for you that’s as striking as the natural wonders it’s named after.

Thank you for trusting us to feed you, your friends, and your family. We’d love to see the finished product! We hope you loved this chili recipe and can’t wait to see it on social media.

Recipe Level


Prep Time

05 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes




4 People


  • 1LbsPainted Hills Ground Beef
  • 1/4Tsp.salt
  • 1/4Tsp.pepper
  • 1xcan (15 ounces) chili beans – undrained
  • 1xcan (14 ounces) chili- style chunky tomatoes- undrained
  • 1C.frozen corn
  • 2Tbsp.chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Brown ground beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink
  2. Break beef into inch crumbles
  3. Strain the ground beef to remove grease
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  5. Stir in beans, tomatoes, and corn
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes
  7. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve (We enjoy adding cheese, sour cream and onion for an extra crunch and flavor!)

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Painted Hills Natural Beef is sold at quality retailers and restaurants nationwide.  We hope there is a location close to you; please visit our store locator to find out.  If not, we have a limited selection here on our website for direct shipping to your door, including jerky, steaks, ground beef, hot dogs and seasonal favorites.  Don’t find what you are looking for?  Drop us a message and we will do our best to help you out.

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