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Speedy Chili

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings (about 1 quart)

By using your microwave, this one-pot meal takes just minutes to prepare.—Betty Ruenholl, Syracuse, Nebraska


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground allspice
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • Hot cooked macaroni, shredded cheddar cheese and sliced green onions, optional


  1. In a microwave oven, cook beef, onion and garlic on high for 2 minutes in a covered 2-qt. microwave-safe dish; stir to crumble meat. Cover and cook for 2-minutes; drain. Add the next six ingredients; cover and cook on high for 3-1/2 minutes. Stir in the beans. Cover and cook 2-1/2 minutes more. Let stand 3-5 minutes. If desired, serve over macaroni and top with cheese and onions.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 315 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 538mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 29g protein.

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