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semi-homemade chili

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Jenni K
Hermantown, MN

Busy days don't always give you time to make everything from scratch. This is delicious chili using a bit of a shortcut. Cook completely on the stovetop, or finish in the crock pot.

★★★★★ 2
serves Appx 12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For semi-homemade chili

  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 c
    onion, diced
  • 1 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp
    ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    chili seasoning of choice (i used tastefully simple's "wahoo! chili" blend)
  • 1 pkg
    bear creek "darn good" chili mix
  • 2 can
    (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 7 c
    hot water
  • 2 can
    (4 oz) diced green chiles, or diced jalepenos (if you want spicier)
  • 1 can
    (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can
    (15.5 oz) kidney beans, drained

How To Make semi-homemade chili

  • 1
    Brown ground beef with onion, garlic, and seasonings. Drain.
  • 2
    Add water and bring to a boil. Whisk in tomato paste and Bear Creek chili mix.
  • 3
    Stir in tomatoes, beans, and green chiles.
  • 4
    Either reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes, or pour into a crock pot and cook on low for 2-4 hours. Top with cheese and sour cream to serve, if desired.