Chili For Two Recipe
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Chili For Two Recipe

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"This flavorful chili is still thick and hearty even though it makes a small batch," confirms Norma Grogg of St. Louis, Missouri. "I serve it with a salad of grapefruit and avocado slices."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 339 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 948mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 17g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat no longer pink. Add garlic; cook one minute longer. Drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chili For Two in Taste of Home December/January 2002, p11

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JeanieMink User ID: 7413435 130565
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

"This was tasty and fast. I used Mexican tomato sauce w/jalapenos instead of the diced tomatoes. I also used a little shake of chili flakes instead of chili powder. I omitted the cumin as I didn't have it and it all came out delicious!"

tlbdlb4evr User ID: 4229718 34683
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"This was a little "bland" for my husband, so I altered it a little. I swapped out the diced tomatoes for Rotel Medium diced tomatoes. He liked it very much, but still thought it could be a little spicier."

LloydB User ID: 6403141 52809
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"I made this recipe with hamburger once it was very good. The next time I subtitled the hamburger with hot Italian sausage, made it a little spicier."

trudypost User ID: 1076954 40111
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

"This was the best chili I've ever had. My husband also enjoyed it."

daisykent_5 User ID: 5945593 130563
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"This is great easy basic recipe for chili that tastes wonderful. Great for 2 people or a family of 3. I made it for my boyfriend and myself and had a good extra serving leftover. I served with cornbread, super yummy! :)"

rudylenak User ID: 3071215 103974
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2011

"It,s very good Chili"

Mrs. Peters User ID: 264420 40101
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2011

"Easy yet good, like already said!"

Swtbby User ID: 5624547 103973
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"This was a good recipe for quick chili. My husband and I both enjoyed it. I too used 1/2 lb. of ground beef and added extra chili powder for some extra spice. I like the idea of using jalapeno juice for some extra spice too. I'll have to try that next time."

Mrs Smartie Pants User ID: 4537128 97878
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"I added 1 pound of ground beef to make it meaty and have extra servings. I also added a couple spoonfuls of the liquid from a jar of jalapenos for a little extra spice. Delicious!!"

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 120300
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2009

"Hubby came back for a third helping. I used 1/2 lb. beef, 1 tsp. onion powder, and 3/4 cup spaghetti sauce. Hubby likes shredded cheddar cheese on his, and I like a dollop of sour cream. It's very good and quick."

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