Very Easy Chili...

The title of this post is a little misleading... as in, it suggests that I'm capable of making "hard" chili (aka, a complicated recipe) which, as everyone knows, I am certainly not. Perhaps a good subtitle would be "because that is the only type of chili that I can make." Now that we've wasted an entire paragraph talking about the title, I guess now would be a good time to move on to the actual recipe. 

I looove this stuff... again, it's my mom's recipe (shouldn't she just start her own blog?) and it is seriously so good. I made it Saturday night and we ate it for lunch on Sunday and will eat it again for lunch this week. (You know how lazy economical I am.) With cheese sprinkled on top and LOTS of crackers, this is the perfect cold weather meal. (Or warm weather, since it's still a balmy 76 degrees around these parts.)

Easy Yummy Chili (I should write a book of recipe titles, no?)

1 pound ground beef
1/2 onion, finely chopped (maybe more if you really like onions)
4 cans chili ready tomatoes 
4 cans chili beans
3-4 teaspoons chili powder

First, brown the ground beef with the onions. Drain the grease (this part grosses me out), then add the chili powder to this mixture, along with some salt. This way, the meat actually gets seasoned well. (My mom told me that... Don't feel like I'm bossing you around!)

Set your kitchen help to work by handing over the can opener and ginormous stack of cans. While the meat is cooking, add JUST the tomatoes to your big pot and let them get nice and bubbly. Then, add the beans and meat.

I added a little more chili powder just so there would be plenty of it throughout the pot. I also added some more salt and a couple of generous shakes of garlic salt. It's up to you.

"Stir it up and let it stew; let it bubble, let it brew." Sorry... had a Stone Soup moment. (That's a children's book, for you uncultured readers out there.)

Sprinkle cheese on top and EAT IT.

Fritos for Jonathan, crackers for me. Nom nom nom. Also, cheese toast (not pictured =).

That's it, everybody! This couldn't be easier (or yummier) If you want to be make it hotter, add some Texas Pete or something. I'm not big on spicy stuff, so I think it's perfect as is. Yes, I know there are many varied and adventurous chili recipes out there, but this one is perfect. It frees up my time for much more important things... like blogging about my saved time. =) Pretend it's cold outside and enjoy!


P.S. I'm linking up with Janssen, Merrick, and Landen, who are all featuring their favorite fall recipes!


  1. Must try this soon! Don't you love fall?

    1. Yes! It's my favorite... After Christmas, of course. :)

  2. Oh man, now I'm craving chili with fritos! Mmmmm....

    Thanks for linking up!

    1. Chili and Fritos were made for each other! :) Thanks for hosting!


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