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Quick and Easy Chili

This is a family favorite! It's cheap, easy, and delicious.


  • 1 lb. ground beef or chili meat
  • 1 (6oz.) can tomato paste
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can pinto or kidney beans(i like both)
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder (Mexican style)
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 whole jalapeno
  • 1/2 can beer or water


Brown ground beef; drain excess fat and return to pan then add onion and cook until translucent. Add garlic and spices. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste. Dump in beans and tomatoes; add beer or water to desired consistency. Drop in jalapeno and simmer for 20 minutes.


P.S. I serve this with a dollop or sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese on top. Oh, and some home made cornbread. YUMMY!

Servings: 6-8
Time:5 Minutes Preparation Time
45 Minutes Cooking Time

By rach1964 from San Antonio, TX

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October 7, 20100 found this helpful


  • 1 1/2-2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 pkg. chili seasoning mix
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 cans tomatoes
  • 2 cans chili beans
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Brown ground beef and onion in skillet, stirring until crumbly. Pour off pan drippings. Add remaining ingredients with 2 cups water, mixing well. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring frequently.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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August 3, 20090 found this helpful


  • 2 cans (14 1/2 oz. each) tomatoes
  • 1 can (16-17 oz) corn, drained
  • 1 can (16 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Chili powder to taste


Mix all ingredients. Heat 3 minutes, till bubbly. Serve with quesadillas and fruit. Yum. =D

By Laura from Long Beach, CA

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