Easy Chili

Catherine Thompson Floyd


The only chili I knew when I was growing up. Simple. Easy. I think it is wonderful, but hey, my mom made it!

★★★★★ 1 vote
15 Min
30 Min


1 lb
lean ground beef
onion, chopped
5 to 6
tomatoes, fresh or 1 qt canned
1 can(s)
kidney beans or chili beans
4 to 6 oz
dry spaghetti
1 to 2 tsp
chili powder, or to taste
salt & pepper to taste
chunks of colby or cheddar cheese, opt

How to Make Easy Chili


  • 1Brown ground beef with onion, add tomatoes and beans. If too much liquid, drain beans before adding if using kidney beans. add spaghetti and chili powder. Cook over medium heat for approx 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 2Spoon into bowls with chunks of cheese, if you like.
  • 3Macaroni can be used instead of spaghetti. If it seems too dry, add bean juice or a bit of water, or even tomato juice if you have it handy. Break the spaghetti into bits.

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About Easy Chili

Course/Dish: Chili
Other Tag: For Kids