Diane's Cheap and Easy Chili

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by dianegrapegrower

An easy, flexible weeknight recipe. Increase/decrease chili powder and chilies to suit your taste. Great with grated cheese or diced avocado.

Top Review by Coraniaid

I made this to use up some veggies in my fridge that were starting to wilt so there's an extra Serrano pepper in mine and only 2 cans of beans (hey, it's what I had, ok?). Anyways, for something that only took ~50 minutes this was excellent. I didn't know whether to drain off the fat from browning the beef so I left it and I also added the liquid from my jar of tomatoes (halved, crushed in pan while cooking) as well as from the beans & the amount of sauce was excellent.

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Directions

  1. Crumble ground beef into hot 3-4 qt dutch oven or suitable pot over medium high heat. When browned, add onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook until onion is translucent.
  2. Add beans (undrained), chiles, tomatoes and spices. Return to boil and reduce heat to simmer.
  3. Simmer 20 minutes to blend flavors. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

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