Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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 Facts1-1/2 cups: 431 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 1012mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 9g fiber), 29g protein.
Follow along as we show you how to make these fantastic recipes from our archive.
Aug 23, 2017
Progreeso makes "chili starter" it comes in a can.
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!!!
Jan 20, 2017
What is chili stater?
Apr 11, 2014
It's a great recipe. Chili starters are found near the diced tomatoes.
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!
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.
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.