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No Heartburn Beef Chili


No Heartburn Beef Chili is tomato based with only 1 teaspoon of chili powder to the whole mix.  It’s perfect for folks not in the mood for their meal to talk back to them.  It’s also very mild, good for kids or those who don’t care for spicy foods.

This recipe was inspired by my friend and fellow food blogger, Kitchen Girl Jo at The Adventures of Kitchen Girl. She made a delicious Chicken Chili that left me craving chili for dinner.  Kitchen Girl Jo is a work at home Mom of 3 kids. Just like us, she has days that are so busy and hectic that she doesn’t have time to spend in the kitchen.  Her Chicken Chili is one of her many standby recipes that is quick & easy and gets dinner on the table with a minimum of fuss.


  • 1 1/2 pounds grass-fed ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups water
  • grated cheese or sour cream (optional)

Use a large pot or dutch oven to brown the beef with the oregano, salt, sage and pepper, over medium heat.  When the meat is cooked and there’s no pink, add in the chopped onion, bell pepper.  Cook until vegetables have softened, 7 to 10 minutes.  Add in the red wine vinegar, cook down for 5 minutes.

Next, add in the chopped garlic and the tomatos with their juices.  Use approximately 3/4 of the can of tomato paste, just eye it.  Stir together until the paste is well mixed.  Finally add 2 1/2 cups water, bring to a boil, then REDUCE heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes.  If the chili looks too thick for your liking, then add in the remaining 1/2 cup water.

We really enjoyed this chili and it made enough extra servings that Charlie could take some to work for his lunches.  He was very happy about that!

Do you have any simple chili recipes that you’d like to share with other SDR readers? We’re all busy cooks looking for those standby recipes that our families will come to call their favorites.  We could work together and come up with a great collection.  That would be AWESOME! Just write your simple chili recipe with instructions in the comment box below.

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  • Chelsey Wright

    hii, Does this recipe require any type of beans?

    • Jill McKeever

      There are no beans in this chili recipe. Of course, you could always add in pintos or kidney beans if you like.