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30-Minute Chili - It's a Snap!

Updated on August 5, 2013
Yummy bowl of chili with cheese
Yummy bowl of chili with cheese | Source

I love simple main dish recipes. They are great to serve company, prepare for a church potluck or when you're tired after a hard day at work and don't really feel like cooking. This "dump" chili recipe (open the cans & pour in a pot) is easily prepared in 30 minutes, costs about $1.50 per person and is very nutritious.

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  • 1 pound ground beef, 93% lean
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, with juice
  • 1 15 ounce can chili hot beans, with juice
  • 1 15 ounce can kidney beans, with juice
  • 1 12 ounce can diced tomatoes & green chiles (mild), with juice
  • 1 12 ounce can petite diced tomatoes, with juice


  1. Brown ground beef on medium heat in a large saucepan. Drain if desired.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Stir well and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low and cover.
  5. Cook for at least 20 minutes.
  6. Serve by itself or add toppings as desired (sour cream, diced onions, shredded cheese).

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 10 ounces
Calories 93
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Carbohydrates 11 g4%
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 8 g16%
Cholesterol 12 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Stretch it further

If I have any leftovers, there's usually not quite enough for another meal. So, I save what I have and add about 1/2 cup elbow macaroni and a cup of water to the pot the next time for "Chili Mac." Cook until the pasta is done (about 10-12 minutes).

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    Cindy A. Johnson 5 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    I always tweak recipes myself, Au fait! Thanks for stopping by and ENJOY!

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    C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

    I love quick easy recipes that get a person out of the kitchen fast and food served! This looks like a great recipe. I'm going to try it -- and of course, like I always do with every recipe even before I have made it once, I'll tweak it just a bit to suit me!

    Voted up and useful!

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    Cindy A. Johnson 5 years ago from Sevierville, TN

    Thanks, eHealer! It's perfect for those cold winter days.

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    Deborah 5 years ago from Las Vegas

    This chilli is just what I have been looking for! Can't wait to try it, thanks, this is the Cat's Esmeowl!

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    Jennifer 5 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

    You're making me drool...LOL! This sounds really good. It takes me back to my roots. Maybe I ought to make it for my grandma sometime. Thanks for the idea!

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    Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

    Thirty minutes is a short time to wait for really good chili! Love your recipe idea and it will be so good on a chilly November day. Thanks for your sharing.

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    LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    This looks pretty easy and healthy. I love chilli with brown rice.... And this looks perfect! Thanks for sharing.....