Quick Homemade Chili Con Carne With Beans
photo by Elli S.
- Ready In:
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1⁄2 garlic clove, minced
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 1 -2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Heat oil in large skillet; add garlic, onion and ground beef.
- Stir until browned.
- Pour off excess fat.
- Add beans with liquid, tomato sauce, salt and chili powder.
- Simmer over low heat stirring occasionally, until chili is desired thickness.
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What a great basic recipe! I used the recipe as a jumping-off point and added a few more spices (cumin and cayenne, and increased the chili powder), and used a can of roasted garlic tomato sauce. I also added a bit more onions and regular garlic too. I didn't add the juice from the beans because my can of sauce was larger than the recipe called for. My hubby really loved this chili, and it took a lot less time than all-day simmering a normal pot of chili. Easy!
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9 out of 9 people loved this tonight.<br/>What I did different. I doubled this recipe. I used bacon grease in place of oil, one 14.5 ounce can of tomato sauce and one 14.5 ounce can Mexican stewed tomatoes (puréed), 1/2 cup finely diced sweet onion. 1 - 3 tsp cumin added to fat from meat along with 4 tsp chili powder. 5 cloves garlic minced . I did not drain off the fat. I used two jars of home canned pinto beans, NOT drained. I let it simmer for 45 minutes. I served it with hot sauces on the side for those who like heat, sour cream, avocado chunks and cheddar.<br/>Kids requested this recipe to be kept!
Pretty tasty quick chili. I substituted tempeh for beef, black beans for pinto and diced tomato for tomato sauce so I had to add water so I also added better than bouillon to balance the flavor. I also added a little smoked paprika and sour cream at the end. This is a wonderful base for a week night chili from the pantry and it will be a go to recipe in the future.
I made this for my family however I made it more of a Chili Stew so my son would eat it I used a can of diced tomatoes instead of one of the tomato sauces, I added a can of rotel then I added cubed potatos, some more seasoning and a bag of mixed vegetables and let it cook until the potatos were done. It came out wonderfully and we had enough leftover for lunch the next day! Thanks For Posting!