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Simple, Perfect Chili with Ree Drummond | The Pioneer Woman | Food Network

Simple, Perfect Chili with Ree Drummond | The Pioneer Woman | Food Network

Ree’s chili is filled with flavor but SO simple to make! Plus, you can meal prep it and eat it all week long!

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Take one sassy former city girl, her hunky rancher husband, a band of adorable kids, an extended family, cowboys, 3,000 wild mustangs, a herd of cattle and one placid basset hound and you have The Pioneer Woman. The Pioneer Woman is an open invitation into Ree Drummond’s life: The award-winning blogger and best-selling cookbook author comes to Food Network and shares her special brand of home cooking, from throw-together suppers to elegant celebrations. The series, set against the incredible story of life at home on the range, is the next best thing to actually sitting on a stool in Ree’s kitchen.

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Simple, Perfect Chili
Level: Easy
Total: 1 hr 40 min
Active: 30 min
Yield: 6 to 8 servings


2 pounds ground beef
2 cloves garlic, chopped
One 8-ounce can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup masa harina
One 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
One 15-ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
Shredded Cheddar, for serving
Chopped onions, for serving
Tortilla chips, for serving
Lime wedges, for serving


Place the ground beef in a large pot and throw in the garlic. Cook over medium heat until browned. Drain off the excess fat, and then pour in the tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and cayenne. Stir together well, cover, and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. If the mixture becomes overly dry, add 1/2 cup water at a time as needed.

After an hour, place the masa harina in a small bowl. Add 1/2 cup water and stir together with a fork. Dump the masa mixture into the chili. Stir together well, and then taste and adjust the seasonings. Add more masa paste and/or water to get the chili to your preferred consistency, or to add more corn flavor. Add the beans and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve with shredded Cheddar, chopped onions, tortilla chips and lime wedges.

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Simple, Perfect Chili with Ree Drummond | The Pioneer Woman | Food Network


Christine Strong on March 22, 2021

What about chopped onion????

B lorac on April 12, 2021

Thank you!

gail griffen on April 18, 2021

I just love love love watching Ree cook it just brings me comfort 😋

Angela Tucker on May 8, 2021

Still making this a whole 2 years later 👍

Happy Wife on May 21, 2021

This looks good but I’m from Texas so no beans allowed in my chili. 😉

Sammy R. on June 18, 2021

Does anyone add bell peppers to their chili? I’ve never made it before but I think I’ve had it with bell peppers 🫑 from cookouts

Passive Agressive on June 24, 2021

I have literally changed my freezer menus around the PW down to the same Ziploc bags. It friggin works ❤️

Alaska Jack on July 8, 2021

Do people put corn in chili? Or is that sacrilege?

Tracy on July 25, 2021

This is a nice basic recipe. Like the idea of adding masa harina.

Julie Funderburk on August 9, 2021

Made this last night and it is so good – definitely a reliable recipe! I couldn't find an 8oz can of tomato sauce, so I just bought a 15oz can and ended up using the whole thing. I will use this as our go-to chili recipe!

Lomaii on August 31, 2021

👉 ?プsラeイxベート続き🔞💥

ライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもんね(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした!今後は気を付けないとね5). .

#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした #垃圾

mnii84 on September 7, 2021

16 sec in and this gender neutral cook cut a zip lock bag with scissors…

Kelli Chanel on September 25, 2021


Lisa Bullock on September 25, 2021

I'll stick to my chili

Bucephalus Tyndareus on October 11, 2021

Beans in chili. Where do you report terrorist attacks again? Lol

Rochdi Tidjani on October 31, 2021

Looks good and easy. I didn't know "moving the cattle around" was a standard of time.

starface10 on November 1, 2021

loved that there were no onions cooked in the chili!

Enlightened Idiot on November 2, 2021

You NEVER DRAINED the grease from the ground beef? FAIL FAIL FAIL…

Catatak59 on November 8, 2021

This is my go to Chilli, the only one I make…love 😋 it

Gen Tree on December 16, 2021

No rice…I just now realized that chili and rice isnt the normal way to eat chili ha!

Janice Pedroli on January 3, 2022

Thanks for another great recipe

Nancy Cathey on January 10, 2022

Wow! My grandma used masa as well… awesome!

Viviana Guzman on January 14, 2022

Awww lucky family, l am making some chilly tonight as a snow storm comfort food lmao

Chris Bako on January 17, 2022

No explanation about those frozen bags?

Elizabeth Fuentes on January 20, 2022

What is the frozen thing you put in the pot?

janice jameson on January 20, 2022

This chili may have flavor but I really want to know how it is that in the video she doesn’t drain the excess fat but the recipe says too?

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