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Chili Skillet Recipe

Chili Skillet Recipe

Meet the Cook: Like most farmers, my husband loves chili. And with all of the vegetables, cheese and meat in it, this quick dish makes a real meal-in-one. I serve it frequently in fall and winter. I began cooking young. My mom taught me a did years of 4-H! My husband and I have a dairy farm, and we also make maple syrup. I'm the mother of two small boys. They don't care for the olives in this recipe - but the rest they eat right up! -Katherine Brown, Fredericktown, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup canned or frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • Thinly sliced green onions, optional


  • 1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef, onion, pepper and garlic until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the next seven ingredients; simmer, covered, until rice is tender, about 25 minutes.
  • 2. Stir in corn and olives; cover and cook 5 minutes more. Sprinkle with cheese; cook, covered, until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. If desired, top with green onions. Yield: 4 servings.

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4angels9798 User ID: 6476419 218896
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

"I have been making this same recipe from a Taste of Home magazine since 2009. The 2009 recipe calls for 3 cups of juice. Bring to a boil before you cover and simmer this chili for the 25 minutes and the rice will be cooked. YUM. I always double this recipe and freeze lunch-sized portions."

Steph502 User ID: 996066 12258
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014

"LOVE this recipe! It is excellent with ground venison instead of beef. Either way, I always add some cayenne pepper to spice it up but otherwise its delicious! Also, I use regular old instant rice and have never had the rice problem others have had."

vewebber58 User ID: 998755 12737
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"This was good......just added a salad to make a complete meal. It could have used a little more seasoning, which is something easily taken care of and is a matter of personal taste, and I did add more water as it was cooking - quite a bit more - maybe as much as one cup. I'd add a little, then more when I checked it again, and I did that several times. I thought I may have detected a grain or two of rice that wasn't quite cooked through, but all in all the rice seemed to have been fine. Adding a little more water or tomato juice and cooking it a bit longer is all it needs to insure that the rice is cooked. I like this dish...simple, quick, easily tweaked to satisfy personal taste, and it tastes good. I will make it again."

amberjcarothers User ID: 4822390 27735
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"quick and easy one dish meal :o)

I also had a hard time geting the rice cooked all the way , but other than that it was very good."

TexasCookie User ID: 4277703 201340
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"This was extremely tasty, the blend of flavors was just right. However, I had trouble with my rice cooking even though I followed the directions exactly! Very annoying. I think in the future I will precook my rice. But I will make it again."

Yankee Fan User ID: 1715437 37309
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"I fix this several time each month. quick and easy after a long day at work."

nayner555 User ID: 1383120 12729
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2009

"very good chili...the leftovers are even a good 'taco' dip with corn chips...a family pleaser for sure"

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