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Cheesy Mexican Chili

"My husband, Ron, and I farm," relates Chris Severson of Emerson, Nebraska. "I prepare this chili and take it out to the field during harvest. It's filling, warm and satisfies the hungry field hands' appetites."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 1 can (16 ounces) red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup sour cream


  • In a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the cheese, salsa, beans, tomatoes and chili powder. Cook for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 373 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 1157mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • Huneyglow
    Jan 6, 2014

    this is not Chili!!! This is a very fattening Dip. There are other chili recipes one can use. Your best bet is one from Texas.

  • VictoriaElaine
    Nov 18, 2013

    I thought this was way too cheesy for chili. However, the taste is very good & it makes an excellent dip. I added a can of chili beans.

  • katlaydee3
    Jun 24, 2013

    Delicious! I loved this and so did my dinner guests who were children.

  • gregspotato
    Nov 8, 2012

    i used a jar of homemade salsa. delicious recipe. can't wait to make again!

  • Joyce Mason
    Aug 18, 2010

    This was delicious.I made a couple of changes. I used Mexican Velveeta,, eliminated the stewed tomatoes and used 2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chilies. You could probably use 2 lbs. of ground beef with no problems. Very Spicy and good!

  • jgeiger1
    Oct 21, 2009

    I used 1 can chili beans and 1 can black beans instead of red. Also used mexican style stewed tomatoes. Very rich but very tasty.

  • ajbelle311
    Nov 4, 2008

    Very good receipe except this is more of a dip than a chili. Very good with chips.