Breakfast Chili

You better believe you can have chili for breakfast. This breakfast chili is perfect over a bed of crispy hash browns with a bit of cheese and a side of fried eggs. 

If you’re unfamiliar with my recipes, my goal is to make things as simple as possible while still being healthyish. And with 100 calories per serving and a directions list that’s only two steps, this breakfast chili is a prime example of that. 

This breakfast chili is as easy as throwing everything in a pot, slow cooker, or Instant Pot and walking away. Each serving is loaded with protein and has just 100 calories. Making it the perfect pairing for crispy hash browns, melted cheese, and fried eggs!

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Breakfast Chili Ingredients

The ingredients for my take on breakfast chili are fairly similar to your typical chili, with the biggest difference being the protein sources. Instead of ground beef, this breakfast chili recipe calls for turkey breakfast sausage and bacon. 

Going back to my goal of simplicity, the recipe calls for precooked sausage and bacon. That way you can throw both straight in the pot and walk away. If you have trouble finding the turkey sausage crumbles or would rather use something fresh, the reduced fat pork sausage I use in my chorizo breakfast casserole would work great.

Or if you wanted to keep it light, my chicken breakfast sausage is one of my favorite recipes.   

homemade chorizo and beef

If you opt for fresh pork sausage and bacon, I wouldn’t change anything else in the recipe—simply cook them in the pot first before adding everything else. 

And as one last ingredient note, feel free to swap the beans in and out to your liking. 

How to Serve Your Breakfast Chili

My top breakfast chili pairing recommendations: 

  • smothered hash browns (or roasted sweet potatoes like in my sweet potato nachos)
  • fried eggs 
  • diced avocado
  • fat free Greek yogurt 
  • fresh pico and cilantro 

breakfast chili in a bowl and in a larger bowl over hash browns with cheese, avocado, and two fried eggs

I took the easy route and air fried frozen hash browns for 10 minutes while I fried up a couple eggs. When the hash browns were crispy, I topped them with chili and shredded cheddar, air fried another minute or two to melt the cheese, and topped with the eggs and diced avocado. 

You could also use my breakfast potatoes and peppers or low carb cauliflower tots as a great base for chili cheese breakfast nachos!

Bada bing. Bada boom. Breakfast chili is served. 

If you get creative with your pairings, I’d love to see your spin on this breakfast chili. Snap a pic and tag me on Instagram @mason_woodruff. Or you can join my free Facebook group and share it with the Proton Party.

breakfast chili in a bowl and in a larger bowl over hash browns with cheese, avocado, and two fried eggs

Breakfast Chili

Yield: 19 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A simple recipe for a 100-calorie chili that's perfect over hash browns and fried eggs. 

Ingredients

  • 10 oz bag Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Crumbles
  • 6 slices Cooked Bacon
  • 15 oz can Black Beans
  • 15 oz can Pinto Beans
  • 15 oz can White Navy Beans
  • 15 oz can Stewed Tomatoes
  • 10 oz can Rotel
  • 1-2 Tbsp Chili Powder, adjust to your spice tolerance
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Mustard
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Add everything, undrained, to a large pot over medium-high heat and bring to a slow boil, stirring occasionally. I recommend starting on the low end of the spice spectrum and adding to fit your spice preferences at the end.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for at least 30 minutes. Serve over pan or air fried hash browns with a bit of shredded cheddar and fried eggs, if desired. 

Notes

If you're using a crockpot, 2-3 hours on low should do it. For an Instant Pot, try 10 minutes on manual with a natural release.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 19 Servings Serving Size: 0.5 cup (130g)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 2gCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 8g

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6 thoughts on “Breakfast Chili”

  • Tried this this morning! left out the mustard ( allergic) . I don’t have an air fryer, so I threw potatoes in my waffle maker to crisp them up- worked great! I also added fresh chopped tomatoes on top. I’d eat this for any meal, not just breakfast!

  • High volume recipes are crucial when you’re ballin’ on a macro budget and this one is awesome. I top with some scrambled egg whites for a full meal and it’s spot on.

  • AMAZING. Actually used hot rotel and it gave it an extra kick! Seriously surprised how amazing this is. My 15 year old athlete LOVES it! We paid it with a runny egg & toast!

  • Love this recipe! I just made this this weekend for my breakfast this week. It is so flavorful. I am having it with cauliflower tots and an over easy egg. Definite keeper

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