Quick and Easy Chili
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
I needed a quick chili recipe to top hot dogs and found this, and am so glad I did! I omitted the beans (personal preference) and added an extra can of stewed tomatoes. I also threw in some minced garlic along with the onion. This was super easy to put together and was a great topping for our hot dogs. Going to keep this recipe handy!
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.
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!
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.
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!