No Bean Chili Recipe

I’m craving chili! This No Bean Chili is going to be the way I satisfy that craving.No Bean Chili in white bowl with mutli colored table cloth. Easy to make chili from

Cold weather. Snow. Temperatures in single digits. That’s been our weather in Ohio lately. Those factors all added together make me crave chili. I want a big Crock Pot of hot, steamy, thick, chili. This recipe only makes a smallish batch, but it’s super easy and you can whip it up any day!

Do you love thick, spicy, hot, and hearty chili? I sure do! It’s one of my favorite winter foods. I have a whole collection of chili recipes and even a cookbook or two dedicated to the topic.

My favorite chili recipes are:
Prize Winning Red Chili
Prize Winning White Chili
Rachel’s White Chicken Chili

But, guess what… all those recipes call for beans. Now, I like beans in my chili. But my husband does not. That leaves me with three options.

1. Eat all the chili myself. – not a good idea.
2. Cross chili off the menu altogether. – not a good idea.
3. Make a chili with out beans. -it can be done.

No Bean Chili in white bowl with mutli colored table cloth. Easy to make chili from

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Add some hot peppers – banana or jalapeno. Change up the spice level of your salsa to medium or high. Toss in some mushrooms. Use bits of round steak instead of ground beef.

For those who don’t know what hominy is …

Hominy is a type of corn soaked in an alkali solution. The solution removes the hull and germ of the corn. What’s left is the grain and that puffs up like a larger than normal size. I buy it in the canned food aisle of my local grocery.

No Bean Chili in white bowl with mutli colored table cloth. Easy to make chili from

Make It a Meal:

Serve with biscuits or cornbread, top with sour cream or shredded cheese.

No Bean Chili Recipe


#ConvenienceCooking ingredients! Diced Tomatoes, Salsa, Ground Meat, Onion, Whole Kernel Corn and Hominy.

Recipe Directions:

Chopping, browning, opening some cans or jars and heat all the way through. It can’t get much easier than that!

No Bean Chili in white bowl with mutli colored table cloth. Easy to make chili from

No Bean Chili Recipe

Hot and hearty, this chili recipe will satisfy your cravings. More importantly, it's going to be loved by the folks in your crowd who dislike beans! 



  • 14 ounce Diced Tomatoes (1 can)
  • 15 ounce Salsa (1 jar)
  • 1 pound Ground Meat
  • 1 large Onion
  • 14 ounce Whole Kernel Corn (1 can)
  • 14 ounce Hominy (1 can)


Recipe Directions:

  1. Dice the onion and brown with the ground meat until well cooked. 

  2. Drain excess fat and discard.

  3. Add remaining ingredients to small crock pot and heat on low for 3 hours.
  4. Alternate Method: 

    If you’re in a hurry, add everything to your largest saucepan and simmer on the stove top for 20 minutes.

Approximate Nutritional Information:

Servings Per Recipe: 8, Amount Per Serving: Calories: 403, Total Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 51mg, Sodium: 504mg, Total Carbs: 64g, Protein: 28g.

(please remember these are approximate and will vary slightly based on your ingredient selections.)

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No Bean Chili Recipe — 10 Comments

    • Aw Heck, Audrey,
      Leave the hominy out then. My daughter is the queen of picking things out of the food and leaving it on the side of her plate!

  1. I adore chili. I can eat it often, beans and no beans. Hubby can’t have tomato products and so I don’t make it often now. I will try a variation of your white one! I don’t see hominy here in NYC, it may be available, but I haven’t seen it.

  2. Thanks for sharing! I’m a no-beans-in-my-chili girl myself! Along with no nuts in my carrot cake! 🙂 I asked a baker to make one for me without nuts. She gave me the weirdest look and said “Oh no! I can’t do that!” lol

    • lol at the baker! Did she think it was against the carrot cake rules, maybe?!

      We have that debate here too, nuts in bread, yes or no?!

      I say make it the way you like and can eat it!

  3. I would have never thought of adding salsa or corn to chili! My chili is loaded with beans, but luckily we all like it that way. My favorite is to top with sour cream and cheddar cheese, then to butter some saltine crackers to dip in it!

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