One Pot Hearty Chili

One Pot Hearty Chili

Batch cooking should be synonymous with chili making!  Chili is a simple meal and can be easily portioned into freezer containers and eaten on a busy night.  Feel free to add whatever vegetables you have on hand into this one pot meal.


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20-30 minutes

Serves: 6-8



500g of extra lean ground beef or ground turkey or veggie ground round

1 Tbsp canola oil

1 medium onion, chopped

2 stocks celery, diced

1 large carrot, peeled and sliced

5 mushrooms, sliced

1 green/red/yellow/orange pepper, sliced

1 cup frozen corn kernels

19 oz can (540mL) diced stewed tomatoes

19 oz can of kidney beans, rinsed and drained

19 oz can baked beans in tomato sauce

2-3 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)



  1. In a large pot over medium-high, add oil. Add meat or vegetarian alternative to oil to brown.   Stir meat to cook thoroughly.
  2. Add onions, celery, carrots and cook for 3-5 minutes until softened.
  3. Add peppers and corn and cook for additional 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add canned tomatoes, kidney beans and baked beans to pot. Stir to combine ingredients.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low heat and add chili powder. Allow chili to cook for 20-30 minutes before serving to allow flavours to blend.
  6. Serve with shredded cheese and diced avocado.