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Freezer Chili Recipe

If you want to have an easy go-to for dinners any night of the week, then learn how to freeze chili! From meal prep to leftovers the freezer will help you get a delicious meal on the table!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 6
Calories 269kcal


  • 1 pound thawed cooked ground beef
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced jalapeno
  • 28 oz can crushed fire roasted tomatoes
  • 14 oz can diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons homemade chili seasoning


  • Cook up ground beef, drain and cool
  • Store in 1 pound portions in freezer bags
  • Chop up several onions and store in freezer bags (or add ½ cup to each bag of ground beef)
  • Remove stems and seeds and dice several jalapeños and store in freezer bags (or add 2 tablespoons to each bag of ground beef)
  • Make up a batch of chili seasoning
  • If desired, freeze the bags as is, or add seasoning and remaining ingredients and freeze until ready to cook


  • can use regular or fire-roasted tomatoes
  • can also freeze cooked chili into individual portions for a quick re-heatable meal for one
  • add additional ingredients as desired: some ideas are garlic, bell peppers, squash, black beans, pinto beans or fresh tomatoes
  • freezer chili will stay good for up to 3 months in a well sealed container
  • thaw before cooking in slow cooker


Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 341mg | Potassium: 711mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1752IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 4mg