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Quick & Easy Chili

by Amy
This is a super fast chili recipe and tastes great. Use a good salsa, the salsa and the seasonings are the key to making this chili so good. Perfect for sudden Chili Dog cravings!
Owl Creek Farm Quick & Easy Chili

You want chili, you want good chili, and you want it now!

This recipe is not only the literally best tasting chili we’ve had, this Quick & Easy Chili is SO quick and SO easy (in case that wasn’t obvious – sorry, I’m terrible about dad jokes)! You’ll be scarfing down those chili dogs in no time. I can’t help you with hot dog recommendations, but if you DO have some time to make them, my Burger & Hot Dog Buns take their deliciousness up an extra notch.

This was originally post in June 2013, but we’d been making it like this for several years before. When the kids were younger, they didn’t like beans, so we left them out and it still tastes great! When we serve it in bowls, we like lots of cheese, a little sour cream, and saltine crackers crushed on top just before serving. I’m not sure why that’s a thing or why is works, but it is and it does.

If you give this recipe a try, let us know how you liked it! What kind of salsa did you use?

Owl Creek Farm Quick & Easy Chili

Quick & Easy Chili

Owl Creek Farm owlcreek.ca
This is a super fast chili recipe and tastes great. Use a good salsa, the salsa and the seasonings are the key to making this chili so good. Perfect for sudden Chili Dog cravings!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine American, Texmex
Servings 6
Calories 267 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • cups tomato sauce
  • cups jar salsa
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans 15 oz
  • Shredded cheddar cheese optional
  • Sour Cream optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot over medium heat, brown the ground beef, then add the onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes, or until the onion is tender. Drain any grease, if desired.
  • Add the chili powder, cumin, parsley, salt, basil, pepper, tomato sauce, salsa, and kidney beans. Mix well, reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 30 minutes.
  • Top each serving with shredded cheese and sour cream, if desired

Notes

You can easily adjust the heat in this recipe by increasing or decreasing the chili powder, and using a more mild, or spicier, salsa.

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 35gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 1506mgPotassium: 1127mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1173IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 6mg
Keyword beans, chili, chili dog, hot, mild, salsa, soup, texmex
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Troy June 27, 2013 - 5:22 pm

Yum! Love this- you can take the flavor in many different directions depending on what kind of salsa you use :)

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