Quick Ranch Chili

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Quick Ranch Chili

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion - diced
  • 1 green pepper - diced
  • 1 packet dry Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 packet chili seasoning mix
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (28 ounce) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 cans (15 ounces) chili beans
  • Splash of beer - optional


  • In a large pan brown the beef with the onions and peppers.
  • Cook until beef is crumbly and no longer pink.
  • Drain any grease.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  • Turn down heat and let simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring often.
  • Serve in bowls with your favorite chili fixin’s.


You can also change things up and use a pound of each ground beef and Italian Sausage, or lighten it up by using one pound of Italian sausage and one pound of ground turkey or two pounds ground turkey.  It’s all delicious!


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1654mg | Potassium: 1333mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 668IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 6mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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  1. Melissa Taylor says:

    I moved to Tennessee from Wisconsin !!! I sure miss watching you on TV….. everything I ever made of yours was delicious !!!! Thanks Amy!!!

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Awww…That’s so sweet of you, Melissa! Thanks for staying in touch through the website.

  2. Moose Giannetti says:

    I am not a chili lover but the idea of adding ranch dressing mix appeal to me. I followed the recipe precisely except I added two packages of the ranch dressing mix. It was easy and absolutely delicious. Compliments all around. Thank you for this great recipe. I plan to make it again.

  3. Looks good and easy I am going to make this today.