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This is my mother-in-law's chili recipe, it's fast and easy to make and is my dh's favorite. Serve it over rice and sprinkle with shredded cheddar on a cool fall day. The prep times are estimates as I've never really timed it - I just throw it together and let it simmer while the rice is cooking. This is also good for dipping corn chips.
- Season the ground beef with the spices and brown well, breaking meat up into small pieces.
- Add the chili beans (and all their sauce), tomato soup, and tomato sauce, and simmer until hot and bubbly and slightly thickened.
- Serve over"Dry" Rice, (recipe to follow) and garnish with grated cheddar cheese.
- You could add a can or two of corn niblets without adding to the time it would take to make this.
I loved how simple this chili is and it was pretty tasty too! I made it start to finish in about the same times as you have listed, though I did let it simmer down for a while. It made more than I had anticipated, so we'll freeze the rest and pull it out when I want to make some quick nachos, taco salad, or etc. The only thing I can say I would do differently is adjust the ratio of tomatoes. It seemed like a little too much for me, but dh said he thought it was great. Don't it harshly though, I'm not the biggest fan of tomatoes anyways. = ) Thanks for posting this!!