Rotel Chili Recipe

The hearty yet flavorful combination of beef, beans and Rotel tomatoes makes this Rotel chili recipe a surefire hit. Perfect for a chilly fall or winter’s night, this dish is sure to warm you up and put a smile on your face. With minimal prep time, you can have this chili cooking in no time!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) chili beans, undrained
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) Rotel tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • salt to taste


1. In a large saucepan, cook the beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
2. Add the onion, garlic, chili beans, Rotel tomatoes, diced tomatoes and seasonings.
3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until the flavors are blended, stirring occasionally.
4. Check for seasoning and salt (if needed).
5. Serve chili with your favorite toppings, such as shredded cheese, chopped onions, sliced jalapenos, sour cream, and/or diced avocados. Enjoy!