Savory winter chili is a great cozy dinner to enjoy during the winter months.

This savory winter chili can be made in endless variations!

And with this perfect combination of ingredients, my kids were not even fully aware of just how many vegetables they were actually eating.

Besides the loaded nutrients in this one pot meal, the aroma from this savory winter chili will leave your home smelling delicious! Ready to be enjoyed and maybe even a new family favorite.



What I love so much about this winter savory chili is how many vegetables you can add into this recipe and make it so healthy.

Unfortunately, winter tends to be the time of year where colds, and viruses are more prevalent. So, in addition to stocking up on vitamins this time of year, frequent meals that are power packed with vegetables is a necessity too.

chili seasonings
chili ingredients


While expecting my 5th child I gifted myself the Instant Pot as a way to help simplify dinner.

Yes, I am riding the Instant Pot train because it’s actually a kitchen appliance I use quite frequently.

And it’s a purchase I don’t regret buying at all.

With this savory winter chili I was able to toss all the ingredients in my instant pot without having to think too much about it.

You could very well make this chili in a large or smaller standard pot to cook on your stovetop and get the same results as well.


Remember, I’m a busy mom who’s goal is to feed my family healthy nutritious meals that are easy on our budget.

Many of these ingredients you may already have on hand.

For everything else, all of the ingredients I purchased (with the exception of the ground beef) were less than $2.00 and many were less than $1.00!

As much as possible I prefer to purchase organic grass-fed beef which is more pricey, but the health benefits justify the extra cost.

Check out these 6 benefits of 100% Grass-fed beef.


1/2 medium chopped onion

2 bay leaves

1 teaspoon ground cumin

2 tablespoons dried oregano

1 tablespoon salt

2 stalks chopped celery

2 chopped green bell peppers

3 cloves chopped garlic (I was out of garlic cloves so I used garlic powder instead)

2-3 chopped green chile peppers or canned

1 package of ground beef or turkey

3 (24oz) can crushed tomatoes

1/4 cup chili powder

1 tablespoon black pepper

For all the canned beans listed below make sure they are all drained before adding to chili.

1 can kidney beans

1 can garbanzo beans

1 can black beans

1 can whole kernel corn



organic grass-fed beef
  1. Preheat skillet
  2. Add a few drops of oil to pan to keep meat from sticking to the pan
  3. Brown the meat on medium while adding salt and pepper to the meat
ground beef

4. Pour all other ingredients into either an Instant Pot or a large soup pot

5. Add the cooked ground beef into the pot and cook on low for at least 45 minutes

chili mix
winter chili



This savory winter chili is a great dish for leftovers that can be enjoyed later.

The easiest way to freeze leftover chili is to separate into portion sizes. Then reheat when ready to eat.

This savory winter chili recipe is great as a main dish or a side dish.

*For another easy recipe from scratch make sure to check out these super easy homemade mashed potatoes.

Until next time.

Happy Reading,


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