Easy Chili Recipe

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Easy One Pot ChiliAs part of my ground beef freezer cooking I did this week, I made a big pot of my favorite chili recipe. I’m sure it’s my favorite because it’s my mom’s! It’s how she always made chili and not surprisingly, it’s how I’ve always made chili. I LOVE how easy it is to make!! It’s a one-pot meal which cuts down on dishes and this one freezes great – perfect for making big batches!

Easy One Pot Chili

Here’s what you’ll need:

Simple ingredients, just adjust the quantities to however large a batch you’d like to make! 
Basic Recipe (I usually double or triple the recipe) :
-1lb ground beef
-1 C chopped onion
-1 16oz. can tomatoes (broken up if whole)
-1 16oz can kidney beans (drained)
-1 8oz can tomato sauce
-2 tsp. chili powder
In large pot, brown ground beef with onions. Then, stir in all remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer for 1 hour and serve! I love browning the ground beef right in the pot, because it makes this a one pot meal (and less dishes to wash).
Because chili freezes great, I usually make a big batch instead. Here’s what my large quantity recipe looked like this time:
– 2lbs ground beef
– 1/2 small onion chopped
– 1 garlic clove (minced)
– 4 16oz cans tomatoes (a couple cans had celery & green peppers in it too)
– 4 16oz cans dark red kidney beans
– 1 16oz can tomato sauce + 1 8oz. can tomato sauce
– chili powder & pepper to taste
Simple & yummy! 

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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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5 Responses

  1. Oooh, just had my husband's chili for dinner tonight – it's such a great choice for this time of year, isn't it? Yours looks much simpler than his but then again, I'd rather make a simpler and less involved chili! 😉 It's his one signature dish so he tends to go overboard.

    Thanks for sharing @ Tasty Tuesday!

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