Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Delicious 30 Minute Chili


I took these pictures a few weeks ago, but never got around to sharing the recipe.  The other day I heard Hubby mention that the Super Bowl is coming up (shows how much I follow football, I didn't have a clue, lol!) and I figured now would be the perfect time to share this incredibly easy, but incredibly yummy recipe for chili for any of you game day buffs that might be having a party.

I used to be the only one in my family that even liked chili so I never even attempted to make it.  If I was hungry for it I'd just run through Wendy's and get me some of theirs.  But then I decided I wanted a recipe of my own so I set out to come up with something simple but delicious.  I saw no need in cooking it "from scratch" so to speak, or simmering it all day, or any other such complicated way of making it since it was only me who would eat it and I didn't want to waste the effort.  : )


After a few attempts I came up with this easy peasy recipe.

You'll need:
- 2 cans of Bush's Chili Beans, however spicy you like them, I use medium
(I tried other brands and didn't care for them as much as the Bush's)
- 2 cans of chili ready tomatoes
- 1/2 can of Rotel (again, however spicy you like it: mild, original, or hot)
- Chili sauce
- water (not pictured)
- minced garlic
- celery flakes
 - minced onion
- chili powder
-salt and pepper
- 1lb ground beef
- 2 packets of Wendy's Chili Sauce (the secret ingredient!)
(there are 3 pictured, but I only ended up using two of them)


1. Brown your ground beef.  
2.  While it's cooking, be sure to season it good with salt, pepper, and minced onion.
(Draining it is optional, I usually don't bother.)


3.  Dump the rest of the ingredients in the pot, and give it another sprinkle of salt.
(If you like a thinner chili you can add 1-2 cups of water, for a thicker chili add less water or even no water.)


4.  Give it a good stir.


5. Cover it and let it simmer on low for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.  
(I always check mine halfway through and adjust the seasonings as needed.)


6.  Top with some shredded cheese and eat up!
(It's also really good on a baked potato, or with some tortilla chips for chili cheese nachos.  I haven't tried it yet, but I've also thought it would be good blended up a bit and used to top off a hot dog for Chili Dogs.)



Mmmmm!!  Full of chunky deliciousness!

I have nice deep bowls and this recipe fills up 4 of them.


30 Minute Chili
Serves 4
                     - 2 cans of Bush's chili beans                    - 2 cans of chili ready tomatoes
                            - 1/2 can of Rotel                                       - 1/3 cup of Chili Sauce
                            - 1-2 cups of water                                     - 1 tsp. minced garlic
                            - 1 Tbls celery flakes                                  - 1/8 tsp chili powder
                            - salt & pepper to taste                                - 1 tsp. minced onion
                            - 1 lb ground beef                                       - 2 packets of Wendy's Chili Sauce

1. Brown your ground beef in a skillet or a Dutch oven until no longer pink.  

2.  While it's cooking, be sure to season it good with salt, pepper, and the minced onion.  (Draining it is optional, I usually don't bother.)

3.  Dump the rest of the ingredients in the pot, and give it a sprinkle of salt.  (If you like a thinner chili add 1-2 cups of water, for a thicker chili add less water or even no water.)

4.  Give it a good stir.

5. Cover and let simmer on low for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  (Taste it halfway through and adjust the seasonings as needed.)

6.  Top with shredded cheese or other toppings of your choice and eat up.



Hope you enjoy!


 


2 comments:

  1. Yum! Sounds so easy to make. I usually take forever (I completely exaggerate), but when I make homemade chili, I use fresh ingredients. It takes hours before it's done. I love chili and I am looking for an easy way to make semi "homemade" chili and I cannot wait to try yours!

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  2. Where are you Stephanie? We miss you:)

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