Simple, Perfect Chili with Ree Drummond | Food Network

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Ree’s chili is filled with flavor but SO simple to make! Plus, you can meal prep it and eat it all week long!

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Simple, Perfect Chili
Level: Easy
Total: 1 hr 40 min
Active: 30 min
Yield: 6 to 8 servings


2 pounds ground beef
2 cloves garlic, chopped
One 8-ounce can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup masa harina
One 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
One 15-ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
Shredded Cheddar, for serving
Chopped onions, for serving
Tortilla chips, for serving
Lime wedges, for serving


Place the ground beef in a large pot and throw in the garlic. Cook over medium heat until browned. Drain off the excess fat, and then pour in the tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and cayenne. Stir together well, cover, and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. If the mixture becomes overly dry, add 1/2 cup water at a time as needed.

After an hour, place the masa harina in a small bowl. Add 1/2 cup water and stir together with a fork. Dump the masa mixture into the chili. Stir together well, and then taste and adjust the seasonings. Add more masa paste and/or water to get the chili to your preferred consistency, or to add more corn flavor. Add the beans and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve with shredded Cheddar, chopped onions, tortilla chips and lime wedges.

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Scents of Moon says:

Can i use stewed tomatoes italian style?



tvanw12 says:

I cooked your beef and noodle dinner once it came out great! Not bad for me since I'm not a cook. Thank you Ree Drummond for teaching me basic cooking skills! You are a blessed woman.

JudyJudyJudy44 says:

Let's all just agree that everyone makes chili differently and retract the claws. This video is to get ideas and be entertained. Ok …

Jerry Norman says:

I first love your smiling face of life's joy, love you all and the cooking makes me ravenous

david krewso says:

She can't cook please get a job u are good at

Thebuckstopshere Right here says:

Does she add the color from her pub s?

Ryan Kiblinger says:

Chili doesn't have beans.

Trent Stevenson says:

The coronavirus is a lie. YouTube KJ Osborne. El Richie from Boston. Or plandemic the hidden agenda behind the covid-19.

Hali Burton says:

WHAT!…… no onion, no celery, no tomatoes, no peppers? What you made was just a Chile BASE.

Natalie L says:

Her chili is the best. Always complimented when I make it 👌🏻

To Be Honest says:


ree is a hot mess

Samuel Kilby says:

This is great chili and another great one called Columbo chili is at A COOKBOOK COLLECTOR.

Lynne Dare says:

I haven’t see. Your show for a while but I don’t remember your hair being so long ? I’ll go back & check

Bambi Palmer says:

It's already tasting yummy it's all together I'm just heating it the only thing you didn't do is tell people to drain the beans or maybe you didn't want to drain I drained mine and run some water over them, IT'S excellent thank you so MUCH.
I drained my ground sirloin to.

Bambi Palmer says:

I got your name off my Skillet that I just bought a nice iron skillet anyway I've got everything in my kitchen to make your chili and that's what I'm making tonight girlfriend thank you so much from another country Gal.!👵👍

K B says:

Hey that’s the daughter that was arrested for being drunk! Lol

Pink Cats says:

not enough liquid

gullreefclub says:

People who put beans in their Chili don’t know beans about Chili, that said this recipe is kinda lacking starting with no onions, and the spice blend is rather weak and when cooking Chili I like to have some spicy sausage mixed in with the beef and a 1/2 a bottle or so of beer helps the flavor as does tomato paste hot and Smokey paprika also help build the flavor profile as does a minced jalapeño or two and bell pepper. If you want to be lazy use a box grater on the onions bell pepper and jalapeño lastly I like to lightly toast my spices and herbs to build flavor the key word is lightly because burn spices and herb are never a good thing one last thing pass on the masa and just use the crumbs in the bottom of you tortilla chip bag

Tabby Shar says:

It looks to thick

Jessica Lin Barnett says:

Now I want chilli😋

Qibli says:

Look how easy it is to make chili…..when you’ve already cooked half of it, and use canned beans? She’s just like Rachel Ray.

Steak Williams says:

That family has a look on their faces like "can we just have dinner without being f*ckin filmed??"

quacks2much says:

I like chili on the thinner side. What is the best liquid to add just to thin it a little more, because it looks perfect otherwise.

impresariozero says:

Beans? ….. communist

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