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A little micro time, a dash in the pan and you'll have a satisfying meal for those where-did-the-time-go nights, so you can put up your feet and relax! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound medium potatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) chili starter
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 431 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 1012mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 9g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. Place potatoes and water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 7 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Drain potatoes and add to the skillet. Stir in the chili starter, peas, parsley and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Serve with sour cream if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chili Hash in Simple & Delicious February/March 2012, p16

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jerrydwin User ID: 7758185 197023
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2014

"It's a great recipe. Chili starters are found near the diced tomatoes."

DawnRoy User ID: 3024717 194296
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"Do you mean "Sloppy Joe" starter instead of "Chili"? I used "Manwich" and it was quite tasty and easy to make! It was the only thing I thought of when I read "Chili" starter. I cook potatoes in the microwave all the time. It really cuts down on the cooking time. Quick and easy recipe, thanks!"

caitlin4978 User ID: 1409400 181510
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"I don't usually write reviews of recipes if I don't follow the instructions correctly, but like other reviewers my local store did not carry chili starter. I also tried substituting a can of no-beans chili, but I found that the result (of course) just tasted like a big pot of canned chili. I like my food well-seasoned, and so I added about a teaspoon each of my favorite chili seasonings (cumin, oregano, garlic powder, and hot sauce) as well as a little cayenne to taste to boost the flavor. I also added about 1/4 cup of water since the canned chili left the mixture a little dry. Overall, even with these additions, I found the meal just so-so. I did enjoy the additions of the potatoes and peas for a little texture. I have never tasted chili starter and this dish may be much better if you're able to find it. If I do, I'll try the recipe again and re-rate it."

bamma8 User ID: 1097248 198749
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"couldn't find chili starter in my local stores, so I used chili no beans. This is a hearty, quick meal and tastes great."

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