Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

Not to spicy, depending on how much of each ingredient you use, been a basic recipe in my family for years.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wish I could say mix as usual as most of my recipe cards say that -- lol.
  2. Brown hamburger with garlic.
  3. Add onions, grn. pepper, celery, salt.
  4. Pour in tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce, Salsa, drained mushrooms.
  5. Add cumin, chili powder,stir all together.
  6. Add the refried beans if using.
  7. Simmer for an 1 1/2 hour.
  8. Add sugar and kidney beans and heat through.
  9. Sprinkle some of each of the toppings when serving.
  10. Basically, it's brown the burger and dump everything else into a pot except the toppings and cook. Use as much Salsa as you want. I started adding a can of refried beans if the sauce seemed to thin. Tastier than using a thickening agent and now I do it all the time if it's needed or not.


Most Helpful

Perfect, I love it! Used fresh mushrooms, and chick peas instead of kidney beans, but aside from that, didn't change anything else. Left off the cheese and sour cream toppings and served this up as a topping for mashed potatoes. Did I say I love it? The cumin adds some lovely background heat and I love the fact that you can turn the heat up or down with your choice of salsa. And this freezes wonderfully! Thanks!

Mirj June 14, 2006

Thanks! Just printed it out and will be making it this weekend. I'll let you know what I think. It sounds GOOD!

Ladybugs April 05, 2006

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