Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

This comes from a Betty Crocker cookbook of One Dish Meals and it is so yummy! Its easy to make too, most of the time is for simmering. This is really mild, but could be a great starting point for a spicier chili. ZWT 3: U.S. (chili) and Mexican/tex-mex/S.W. (variation)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook beef, onion and garlic in 3 qt saucepan until beef is brown.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients except beans.
  3. Heat to boiling, reduce heat to low.
  4. Cover and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in beans.
  6. Heat to boiling, reduce heat to low.
  7. Simmer uncovered about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until desired thickness.
  8. To freeze for OAMC: Let chili cool to room temperature and then place into quart-size freezer bag. Remove air and freeze flat on a cookie sheet. Once frozen, can be stored in freezer standing up or stacked horizontally.
  9. To serve, thaw in fridge overnight and then transfer to a pot and reheat over medium low heat until heated through.
Most Helpful

I made this exactly as written except I used extra lean ground turkey. It lived up to it's name - it was def. a simple chili. It was tasty as well. Thanks for posting.

"mom of girls" July 29, 2012

Super yummy served over Frito's!
I didn't have onion, but did have French Onion soup which I added to the recipe. My girls loved it!!

Momma3ddd April 04, 2012

My husband requested I make Chili. I?ve never made it before as this is not a well known dish/spice in England. I have promised myself only to use the ingredients I have on hand, no running to the store for extras, so I looked for something fairly basic and easy and found this recipe. I followed it exactly as written. I was very hesitant to add ALL the unfamiliar spices it called for: a table spoon of chili powder and ¾ tsp of ground cumin? It sounded like a lot, so I added them gradually testing and tasting until I reached the full amounts. Yes, I needed them all. I?d never tasted chili before making this recipe and this was very tasty. However, I felt it still needed a little something, so I added a ¼ tsp of crushed red pepper flakes. WOW! That slight tweak pepped up this dish for the two of us, allowing all the complex flavors to burst out. We ate the whole thing in one sitting with bread and butter! Definitely a recipe to hold onto and repeat often. eestilady

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