This 5-Ingredient Game Day Chili Is Stupid Easy!

Crock Pot /Entrees

Submitted by Recipe Rain

This 5-Ingredient Game Day Chili Is Stupid Easy!

Our home team was doing really well in the season so far, and we were going to host a party for the next important game.

My husband was so serious about it, he went out and bought a great big flat screen television! I knew that he loved football, but I didn’t realize it was this serious. I enjoy it, but I don’t know if I would buy a new television for it. We were in need of a new screen though, so it wasn’t a huge deal. It’s something that we will use over and over again every single day. Not a bad investment by any means. While he was out shopping, I was thinking of what I could make to please the fans that were coming over to visit and watch with us.

We had to have nachos, cheese sticks, wings, and of course, chili! With all that had I going on in the kitchen, I wasn’t about to complicate things with a ridiculous chili recipe that required thirty-five ingredients. I knew there was an easy 5-ingredient one that would do the trick, and I was lucky enough to have everything we needed in the kitchen to make it. Just as the guests started to arrive, I finished cleaning up the kitchen and had all the food set up for the game. It was an intense one that we ended up winning by just a few points!

I think the real winner was the food though. I got dishes out to put the leftovers in, and when I opened the pot for the chili… it was gone! I guess they liked it!


This 5-Ingredient Game Day Chili Is Stupid Easy!


  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 3 (15 oz.) cans diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans beans, drained
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • optional toppings: shredded cheese, chopped green onions, sour cream, cilantro, etc.


  1. In a large stockpot, cook ground beef or turkey over medium-high heat until browned, stirring frequently. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked beef or turkey to a separate plate and set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon of grease in the stockpot, and discard the rest.
  2. Add the onion to the stockpot and saute for 4-5 minutes, or until soft.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and the cooked beef or turkey to the stockpot, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with optional toppings if desired. Or, store in a sealed container for up to 3 days.