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Microwave Classic Chili

 Microwave Classic Chili
For several years I taught a microwave cooking class sponsored by a local department store. Class participants raced about this recipe the most and were amazed it takes less that 20 minutes to cook! - Joanna Johnson, Vestal, New York
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) stewed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Crumble the beef into a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl. Add onion; mix
  • well. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes or until meat is no
  • longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, chili powder and mustard;
  • mix well. Cover and microwave on high for 6-1/2 minutes. Add beans
  • and mix well. Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes longer. Add
  • salt and pepper. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 247 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 305 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 21 g protein.