Fast Family Chili No. 8, Spaghetti Optional

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 50 mins

I make this one when I'm in a hurry. Honestly, it's as good as any of my other more complex chilis but I love spending time in the kitchen most of the time, which is why I make the others too. This recipe uses ingredients that you already have on hand. Enjoy your supper in less than an hour!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large cooking pot, brown your burger over medium heat, mashing it up as much as possible as it cooks. Drain the grease, using a colander, and return it to the pot.
  2. Add in all other ingredients, except for spaghetti, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and cover, stirring occasionally. Allow to cook at a low boil for 40 minutes.
  3. If you wish, you can serve this over spaghetti and season with Tabasco sauce for a spicy-hot entree. Otherwise, this is fine to eat by the bowl with oyster crackers or saltines.
  4. NOTE: If you want really thick chili, just don't add the water. The butter takes the acidy "edge" off the tomato ingredients but you can leave it out if you want to.