Easy Taco Chili a simple and comforting meal that comes together so quickly making it perfect for busy weeknights.
We worked cows last weekend and it was cool and damp and really yucky outside. I wanted something warm and comforting to feed the guys when they were finished. Chili is always ideal for these busy days. Chili just gets better the longer it cooks but with this Easy Taco Chili, I found a shortcut.
I used Pacific Foods Tortilla Soup Base and it made the best chili! I didn’t really know what to call this. Tortilla soup is generally made with chicken and since I added ground beef and black beans this seemed more like chili. Chili Soup, Soup Chili, I don’t know. It’s not as tomato-y as regular chili, so I settled on Taco Chili. Call it what you will, it’s a darn good bowl of comfort food!
There is so much flavor in the Tortilla Soup Base that this chili doesn’t have to cook all day to taste great. It was amazing after simmering for about 30 minutes.
You could totally brown the meat, onions and garlic the night before and throw it all in the crock pot the next morning. Easy! You know I love the crock pot.
I served mine over rice but the guys ate their chili straight up with a little cheese. It would be great with tortilla chips or Fritos too. What is your must have topping for chili?
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ large onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1½ pounds lean ground beef
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 Pacific Foods Tortilla Soup Base
- 1 15 oz can Seasoned Black Beans (I used Bush's)
- shredded cheese
- sour cream
- lime slices
- tortilla chips
- Add olive oil to a Dutch oven and place over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook 3 minutes. Add ground beef and salt. Cook, stirring often until well browned. Add tortilla soup base and black beans. Stir until well combined. Bring to a soft boil and lower heat to a simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes or until ready to serve.
- Garnish with cheese, guacamole and sour cream or your favorite toppings.
Disclosure: I was provided with Pacific Foods Tortilla Soup Base for recipe development purposes, but I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.