30-Minute Chili Recipe
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30-Minute Chili Recipe

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On a brisk day, I don't think anything is more appealing than a steaming bowl of this zesty chili. I always make enough so that everyone can have seconds.—Susan Strout, Cheney, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) chili beans, undrained
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Chopped green pepper
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 273 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 771mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 24g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the beans, soup and seasonings; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until thick and bubbly. Garnish with green pepper and cheese. Yield: 6-8 servings (about 2 quarts).
Originally published as 30-Minute Chili in Country Woman September/October 1997, p37

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"A little on the bland side, but really quick!"

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2014

"Very simple and quick even my very picky 3 year old loves it!"

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

"This recipe was really quick and easy to make. My husband loved it. I gave it four stars only because it was a little sweet for me. I tend to like a little more heat."

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

"This was really good and so quick. I just added one can of chili beans"

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

"yummy and simple"

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