Welcome to the third edition of my Beef Recipes Series! I hope you are enjoying them so far! I have to confess that I have no plan – as far as what recipes I am making on what day. I just take pictures of some of our favorite beef recipes and post the recipe! 😉 Today we are making Chili.
I love a simple recipe, don’t you? Just dump a few ingredients together and you’re done! Sure, I love taking time to make food special and pretty – but there are those days where I don’t want to think, I just want to grab a few things and be done. This is one of those recipes for me. When I simply can’tr think of anything food-related, or I am super busy and need something easy, this is my go-to meal.
Now, this is not a gourmet recipe nor yet a 5-alarm chili. Not much spiciness here… but of course you always fix that by adding some red pepper – as much as your family likes! This is kid-friendly for my bunch.
Brown your hamburger in a big kettle. To save yourself washing a skillet, ya know. Add some cooked beans – any kind. I used some I had previously cooked and frozen. Feel free to open a couple cans.
Tip: If your kids don’t like beans, just add a can of refried beans instead! They will probably not know the difference! 😉
Add the taco seasoning… I buy it in bulk – a big container like this lasts a long time.
…and the tomato sauce.
Stir it all together. Simmer for 15 minutes. Or put it in the crockpot on low for a couple hours to keep warm. Leftovers are great spooned over baked potatoes!
Note: I sometimes add a little water if I want it thinner, for whatever reason. I guess with water it is 5 ingredients – but I don’t usually add water. 😉
Sharing over at:
- 1 lb hamburger, browned
- 1 (15 oz) can pinto or kidney beans, drained
- 4 cups tomato sauce or large (30 oz?) can
- 1 packet taco seasoning (or ¼ cup if using bulk seasoning)
- Brown hamburger in kettle.
- Add beans.
- Add taco seasoning.
- Add tomato sauce and stir.
- Add some water if you desire thinner chili.
- Simmer 15 min or till bubbly.
- Or keep warm several hours in a crockpot on low.
Does your family love chili as much as mine does?