Simple Chili

Total Time
1hr 20mins
10 mins
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)

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  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.
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4 5

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.

4 5

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!!

I was looking for a simple chili recipe and this one was perfect. I added a can of Rotel but otherwise kept it close to the original recipe. The boys loved it. Great Friday night meal!