You'll need just five ingredients to stir up this quick-and-easy chili from Jane Bone of Cape Coral, Florida. "We like to use medium salsa for zippy flavor, but sometimes I use half mild and half medium," she notes. "Sprinkle hearty servings with shredded cheddar cheese and other tasty toppings," Jane suggests.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
- 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (5-1/2 ounces) tomato juice
- Shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green peppers, sour cream and thinly sliced green onions, optional
- In a large saucepan, cook the beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the salsa, beans and tomato juice; heat through. Serve with the cheese, peppers, sour cream and onions if desired. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Salsa Chili in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p19
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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2012
"When its cold out this is my go to Chili. Idouble the recipe & make it with ground turkey instead of ground beef. I use black beans instead. Its true what the other person said all the flavors are in the salsa."
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011
"Great taste, and easy to make! It has an easy clean-up, and any salsa works. You don't need to add spices, they're already in the salsa."