January 12th, 2012

Week Night Chili (Plus Chili Nachos)


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Chili is always good on a cold winter night, but some recipes are  just too time consuming for how much you have going on. . . not so with this quick and easy recipe.  My family loves this chili and so do I because it just couldn’t be easier to make.  All you need is one pan and one good can opener you can put this together in less than 30 minutes! {Gotta Love It}   Plus this is a much healthier version of chili compared to a lot of others;  I use low-fat meat and  everything else is just good for you!

Of course, this one is a definite Cook Once Eat Twice in my home – everybody loves a second serving on this chili, but we also like to switch up on night two with Chili Nachos {recipe at end}.

Week Night Chili

1  pound ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 (15 oz) cans chili beans
2 (15 oz) cans pinto beans
2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups water

Brown the hamburger with the chopped onions and celery in large pot.  Add all other ingredients and simmer uncovered for 1 -2 hours.  {Sometimes I’ll make it up earlier in the day, just let the liquids reduce, then heat it up at dinner time.}

Cook Once Eat Twice:  We always make enough chili for two nights, but sometimes on the second night  or for lunch the next day, we make Chili Nachos.  Spread tortilla chips on a baking sheet and spoon on heated left-over chili.  Top with cheese and place under low broil until cheese is melted. {No whinning about left overs here, kids love these!}

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2 Responses to “Week Night Chili (Plus Chili Nachos)”

  1. Just stopping by to say that this was really good! (and this is coming from someone who isn’t even crazy about chili!) Thanks for posting it. I will definitely be making it again 🙂

  2. Awesome recipe! I made it today with a small change – no onions (allergy) and added a can of rotel tomatoes. It was delish! Thanks for sharing 🙂 found via somebodysdinner.blogspot.com

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