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easy chili

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Catherine Thompson Floyd
Burlington, MI

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

(1 rating)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For easy chili

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 5 to 6
    tomatoes, fresh or 1 qt canned
  • 1 can
    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

  • 1
    Brown 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.
  • 2
    Spoon into bowls with chunks of cheese, if you like.
  • 3
    Macaroni 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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