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Weeknight Chili

Bowl with Spoon

Prep time:
10-15 minutes

Kitchen Timer

Cook time:
35-45 minutes

Fork

Servings:
Makes 6 (1 1/3-cup) servings

Prep Tip: If you can’t find diced tomatoes with garlic at your grocery store, use one 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes plus 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. If you are a fan of mild foods, use 1 tablespoon of chili powder. But if you like spicier chili, use 2 tablespoons.

For a change of pace: Add 1/2 cup chopped green or yellow bell pepper along with the onion in Step 1. Or, top each serving of hot chili with a little shredded cheese, sliced green onions, plain yogurt or sour cream before serving.

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Weeknight Chili

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There’s nothing ordinary about this family-pleasing chili. We called it “weeknight” because you can make it easily and quickly after a long day of work, but you might like to serve it on weekends, too.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 oz.) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes with garlic
  • 1 can (14 1/2 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves or dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

  1. In Dutch oven or large pot, cook ground beef or turkey and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink, stirring frequently to break meat into bite-sized pieces. Drain off any fat, carefully keeping meat in pan and pouring off any liquid.
  2. Stir beans, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, chili powder, basil (or oregano) and pepper into meat mixture.
  3. Cook meat mixture, uncovered, over medium-high heat until boiling. Reduce heat. Gently boil about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Ladle into 6 soup bowls.

Prep Tip: If you can’t find diced tomatoes with garlic at your grocery store, use one 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes plus 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. If you are a fan of mild foods, use 1 tablespoon of chili powder. But if you like spicier chili, use 2 tablespoons.

For a change of pace: Add 1/2 cup chopped green or yellow bell pepper along with the onion in Step 1. Or, top each serving of hot chili with a little shredded cheese, sliced green onions, plain yogurt or sour cream before serving.

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Bowl with Spoon

Prep time:
10-15 minutes

Kitchen Timer

Cook time:
35-45 minutes

Fork

Servings:
Makes 6 (1 1/3-cup) servings