OK, Easy Tasty Chili

Susan Feliciano


Some of my friends have asked for an easier chili recipe, that still has lots of authentic flavor. I think this one will work. It uses ingredients most people have on hand. The enchilada sauce can be replaced with a chili-flavored tomato sauce if you don't keep enchilada sauce on hand.

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10 Min


30 Min


Stove Top


1 1/2 lb
ground chuck
onion, chopped
1 can(s)
ro-tel diced tomatoes and green chilies
1-2 Tbsp
chili powder
1-2 tsp
ground cumin (optional)
1 tsp
1 small
can enchilada sauce
2 can(s)
pinto beans or red kidney beans

Directions Step-By-Step

Brown the ground chuck with the onion in a dutch oven until it is very brown and crumbly.
Stir in Ro-tel, chili powder, cumin, and salt. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer 10 minutes.
Stir in enchilada sauce and beans with liquid. Bring back to a simmer and cook about 20 minutes.
For a great homemade taste, place chili in a dutch oven in your oven set to 250° and bake for 1 hour. Or, turn into a crock pot set on high for at least 2 hours.
This recipe can be enhanced with a couple of ethnic ingredients, which not all people keep on hand, but really add a lot of flavor to chili.
1 > for extra heat, stir in 1/2 to 1 small can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.
2 > if there are a lot of guys waiting to eat this chili, stir in a bottle of dark beer at the beginning of step 3.
3 > you may add 1-2 packages of Sazon Goya con Azafran during step 2.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy