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Pioneer Woman Chili topped with cheese, jalapeno, and lime, on a bowl

Pioneer Woman Chili

This hearty, zesty, one-pot Pioneer Woman Chili is here to warm up your chilly nights! A certified comfort food, you're whole family will love!
Course Chili, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword How To Make Pioneer Woman Chili Recipe, HowTo Make Pioneer Woman Chili Recipe, Pioneer Woman Chili, Pioneer Woman Chili Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 543kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 pounds ground beef, 80/20
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups water, plus more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/4 cup masa harina
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans drained and rinsed

Optional Toppings:

  • cheddar cheese, shredded
  • red onion, diced
  • jalapeno, sliced
  • lime wedges


  • In a large pot, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Add the garlic and continue to cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Drain off excess fat.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce, salt, water, chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne powder until well combined. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour. Add more water if chili begins to dry out.
  • Whisk together the masa harina and 1/2 cup water in a small mixing bowl. Pour into chili. Add both beans and simmer another 10 minutes. If chili is too thick, add more water. Adjust seasoning. Ladle into individual bowls and serve with toppings as desired.


Serving: 1/6 of the recipe | Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1353mg | Potassium: 807mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 835IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 4.1mg