Quick, easy, yummy chili from Texas.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, cook beef and onion until meat is brown. Stir in beans, diced tomatoes, chili seasoning, salt, pepper, chili powder and water. Reduce heat and simmer 2 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

382 calories; protein 27g; carbohydrates 26.8g; fat 18.7g; cholesterol 69.7mg; sodium 1701.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (66)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2008
Stuck to the recipe aside from the following changes: Could not find ranch-style beans so I used pinto beans instead. In addition to the onion, I added about 1/2 of a green pepper. While browning the meat & veg, I threw in 2tsp minced garlic plus 1 beef bullion cube. Rather than use tomatoes w/green chiles & 1c. water, I used (2) 8oz cans of tomato sauce. Great recipe. I had to improvise based on what I had, but I will continue to make it with these changes as it turned out to be pretty close to my fathers without all of the work. Thanks for the recipe. Something this easy, quick, and cheap shouldn't taste this good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2009
This was a good 'starter' recipe. I added lots to it. It was really great for my beginning. Thanks. Read More
(6)
93 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2008
Stuck to the recipe aside from the following changes: Could not find ranch-style beans so I used pinto beans instead. In addition to the onion, I added about 1/2 of a green pepper. While browning the meat & veg, I threw in 2tsp minced garlic plus 1 beef bullion cube. Rather than use tomatoes w/green chiles & 1c. water, I used (2) 8oz cans of tomato sauce. Great recipe. I had to improvise based on what I had, but I will continue to make it with these changes as it turned out to be pretty close to my fathers without all of the work. Thanks for the recipe. Something this easy, quick, and cheap shouldn't taste this good! Read More
(74)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2009
Excellent!! I added sauteed onion and garlic and tomato paste. I also used about two cups of beef broth and one cup of water. I topped the chili with oyster crackers and cheddar cheese and served Mexican cornbread on the side. Yummy! Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2007
Ooooh so good! We layered it with fritos and colby/monterey jack cheeses since my hubby isn't too fond of chili straight up, and it was perfect! Will definitely be making again, especially for the winter :). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2004
Very good chili! I was looking for a chili recipe using Ranch Style Beans since that is what I had. I was craving Frito Pie!!! Put some corn chips in your bowl, pour chili on top, then cheese!( or melt some Velveeta with a little milk & use that) YUM!!! I did add about 2/3 - 1 cup of extra water as it simmered down. (simmer down, now!!!) Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2009
This was very good. Cooked on high for 5 hours and only changes were adding an extra can of diced green chiles and an extra shake of chili powder. Went great with cornbread. Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2007
This is so easy and pretty good. When I made it again though I added more spices some kidney beans and a small can of tomato paste and it made an even better chili. Overall it's a great "starter" recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2010
This was very good. I did make some additions/substitutions based on what I had on hand & what we like. I added: a couple cloves of garlic & half a can of tomato paste (based on another review I read). For the seasoning mix salt pepper & chili powder I substituted a heaping tablespoon of "Chili Seasoning Mix II" from this site. I've never made chili before but this turned out so well that I'll think we'll keep it in the rotation. Thanks Bailey. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2010
Nice basic recipe! We like more spice so we kicked it up a notch and added different amounts of beans. Great base recipe to build on to suit your own families tastes! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2010
This is my "go to" chili recipe! I don't like it spicy and neither do my young girls so we LOVE this one! Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2009
This was a good 'starter' recipe. I added lots to it. It was really great for my beginning. Thanks. Read More
(6)
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