Quick and Easy Chili

Sometimes even those of us who enjoy cooking just don’t have time to cook. Sometimes we need to get dinner on the table as quick and painless as possible. If you ever have a busy day and need a quick and easy dinner, this chili recipe is for you. This is not an award winning recipe, but it wins many compliments at my house and makes great leftovers for packed lunches.

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Quick and Easy Chili Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 4 15-ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 2 14.5-ounce cans diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 15.5-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15.5-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15.5-ounce can chili beans, with sauce
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

How to prepare quick and easy chili

Start by browning the ground beef. Once it is fully cooked, drain it and set it aside. Next sauté the onion in the olive oil. When the onion is softened, add the tomato sauce and mix well. Add the drained meat, beans and diced tomatoes, mix well. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. Continue to heat until warm and bubbly. Taste and add additional seasoning if desired. Simmer on low for about 20 min.

Garnish with cheese and chopped onion if desired.

Serve with crackers or fresh bread.

easy chili with bread

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By Kristin

I am a part-time pediatric pharmacist, full time wife and mother of three teens. I’m also a home chef, gamer, and love to entertain in my home. I know how to relax and enjoy my home life and would love to share my ideas with you.

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