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 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 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 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 40111
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

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

daisykent_5 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 103974
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2011

"It,s very good Chili"

Mrs. Peters 40101
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2011

"Easy yet good, like already said!"

Swtbby 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 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 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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