Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
38 Mins
Makes 4 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook ground beef and onion in a Dutch oven, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain and return to pan. Stir in pinto beans and next 6 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes.

Step 2

Scrub potatoes; prick several times with a fork.

Step 3

Microwave potatoes 1 inch apart on paper towels at HIGH 14 minutes or until done, turning and rearranging after 5 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes. Split potatoes, and top evenly with chili. Serve with desired toppings.

Step 4

NOTE: If you like less chili on your potato, freeze half of mixture up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator, and microwave at HIGH, stirring occassionally, until thoroughly heated.

Ratings & Reviews


April 13, 2016
Family loved it!!!'s a keeper!!......nice and juicy...not dry......changed it up abit instead of using it for potatoes...I put elbow noodles it!!!.... Oh man!!!! good!!!

pholland4569's Review

July 01, 2014

Experience's Review

September 03, 2013

JussJess's Review

July 02, 2013

JenBeck's Review

February 20, 2013

christen83's Review

October 24, 2011
The corn threw me off, and it was a little watery at first. I added tomato paste and it thickened it up. I think it should cook longer also to thicken. I wish there were more spices, the potato takes away a lot of the spices. I added chili powder after tasting it. My first time making chili and now I think I might be hooked. Such a yummy dinner. Will definitely try again with modifications:)

rbahlman's Review

July 15, 2011

PinkLadyLA's Review

October 14, 2010
My boyfriend and I both loved this recipe. For some reason, it came out very soupy which was not the consistency I was expecting. Oh well, it tasted great anyway. Next time I'll sneak in ground turkey. Given the vibrant flavor of the dish, I doubt the BF will notice. And maybe I'll only put in one cup of water and see what happens. Also, this makes way more than four servings. For two people, I would cut in half at the very least. You would still have plenty for leftovers. I wouldn't serve this to company which is the only reason I gave it three stars.

Amerylla's Review

March 30, 2009
I wouldn't serve this on my best china but for a weeknight dinner it is fantastic! Using the taco seasoning and the ranch dressing packet was brilliant and so tasty. My roommate made the comment he was a bit leary of the chili because it wasn't as red as he was used to, but he was won over by the flavor. Absolutely a wonderful way to use ground beef!

n8tive1's Review

November 23, 2008
I made this for my family and they loved it, so did I! It was sooo good. Also, my fam from out of state had come to visit I had some frozen I heated it up for them they raved about it. Definitely gonna make it again & again!