Quick and Easy Chili
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican stewed tomatoes
- 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
- 1 cup frozen corn
- Shredded cheddar cheese, optional
- In a large saucepan, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the next six ingredients; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 249 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 947mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 19g protein.
Dec 27, 2019
My family loves this recipe! I can’t always get Mexican stewed tomatoes, so if that happens, I used original stewed and add smoked paprika, oregano, and extra chili powder. It’s perfect for our family of four with just enough left over for one lunch the next day. I’ve made this at least five times now, so it’s officially my go-to chili recipe.
Aug 21, 2013
This was a great recipe to make, since I was in a hurry. However, the raving reviews at the dinner table made it all the more special. My dad protested that traditional chili does not contain corn, but he had to admit he liked the recipe. Doubling the recipe made a perfect amount to feed only eight (yes, we have hearty appetites). The recipe does not call for salt or pepper, but I added 3 teaspoons (remember that would be 1.5 teaspoons for one times the recipe) and 1 teaspoon of pepper (equivalent to ½ teaspoon). I put in 3 teaspoons of chili powder and it was still not too spicy for the younger people. Served with a lot of cheddar cheese and hot sauce for those who like a little more kick, this dish is fantastic; I will make it many more times in the future!
Dec 31, 2010
I forgot to add that I toss it all in the crockpot in the morning. Plus, it freezes well too for a great make-ahead option.
Dec 31, 2010
I made this chili for my daughter's b-day party because I knew I would be busy, and it got rave reviews. I beef it up a little by adding more ground beef, and a can of black beans and/or kidney beans. If you're really pressed for time, buy the pre-chopped onions and peppers at the grocery store -- it doesn't get any easier than that!