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Joan's Quick Chili

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"A family favorite. Great on a busy, cold night. Serve with cheese and sour cream."
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1 h 5 m servings 397
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and garlic in hot oil until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Stir kidney beans, onion, and bell pepper with the beef mixture. Pour tomato sauce over the beef mixture; season with chili powder and salt. Stir the mixture so the sauce coats everything, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chili thickens, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 397 calories; 21.5 25.2 26.7 71 1438 Full nutrition

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I added one can diced petite tomatoes, 1 clove of garlic and onion salt (since I was out of onions). I used a cup of frozen bell peppers. Added more chili powder because we like more. We really ...

I love this as a basic go-to! It's quick and flavorful. I added a bit more garlic to my tastes and a can of diced tomatoes. But it's a great basic formula that you can tamper with or leave as is...

Simple and tasty! I did have some canned diced tomatoes that needed used up, so I threw them in also. The family enjoyed this and I will be making it again! Thanks for sharing. :)

I would recommend adding another can of tomatoes and maybe a dash of paprika