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Chili Hash

A little micro time, a dash in the pan and you'll have a satisfying meal for those "where-did-the-time-go?" kind of nights. Now you can put up your feet and relax! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 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


  • Place potatoes and water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 7 minutes or until tender.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 431 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 1012mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 9g fiber), 29g protein.

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  • Steve
    May 12, 2020

    The recipe name was misleading, and not what I had in mind. Based on the name I was looking for a recipe to turn a can of corned beef hash I had on hand into chili without having to go out and buy ground beef.

  • Mozell
    Apr 15, 2019

    No comment left

  • dlboylan
    Aug 23, 2017

    Progreeso makes "chili starter" it comes in a can.

  • sunflowerteena
    Aug 22, 2017

    Those of you that found chili starter, isn't it just a can of diced tomatoes with chili seasoning???? I hope so, this sounds great!!!

  • bnrudy
    Jan 20, 2017

    What is chili stater?

  • jerrydwin
    Apr 11, 2014

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

  • DawnRoy
    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!

  • richardericson
    Aug 26, 2012

    No comment left

  • caitlin4978
    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
    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.