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Easy Quick Chili Recipe

Updated on November 10, 2017
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Chili with tortilla chips
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One pot recipes such as soups, stews, and chili's are my go to meals when I'm looking for a fast and easy meal to make. You can make any of these meals ahead of time and simply heat them up when you want to eat.

Many times when I worked away from home, Sundays would be my day to cook and prepare meals for the upcoming week. A lot of the time I would and still do today make a double batch and freeze the meal for a later date.


Chili is fast to make and can be on your table within 45 minutes from start to finish. I just recently discovered Mrs. Dash Seasoning Mix for Chili, and I must say that it is very tasty.

Please note that I've used black beans in this recipe but you can use any type you prefer.

Serve with sides of sour cream, grated cheese, tortilla chips, guacamole, or additional chopped onions.


Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 - 2 pounds of lean ground beef cooked and drained
  • 4 - 6 slices of bacon fried chopped
  • 1 large cooking onion chopped
  • 1 large clove of garlic chopped
  • 1 large can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of stewed tomatoes
  • 2 cans of black beans drained
  • 1 package of Mrs. Dash Seasoning Mix for Chili
  • 1 bag of tortilla chips *optional

Instructions

  1. Cook the ground beef, drain, and set aside
  2. Fry the bacon strips reserving the bacon fat, and set the bacon aside.
  3. In a 6 quart pot heat the bacon fat over medium heat.
  4. To the pot add the chopped onion and garlic cooking for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Add the diced tomatoes along with the stewed tomatoes and stir.
  6. Next add the black beans or beans of your choice along with the cooked ground beef, and chopped bacon.
  7. Sprinkle in the Mrs. Dash Seasoning mix for chili and stir.
  8. Bring all the ingredients in the pot to a boil, turn the heat down to a simmer, cover and cook for at least twenty minutes.
  9. Serve and ENJOY!

Do you eat your chili with chips?

5 stars from 1 rating of Chili

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    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Dianna!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      I am so glad I came across your yummy chili recipe. I am collecting some good ideas for the upcoming winter season and your idea is fantastic. Love that you add bacon to it! Thanks for sharing.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Halloween Cosplay: What a great idea and thank you for giving me the inspiration to do so. I'll try a few things and see what I can come up with.

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      Halloween Cosplay 

      4 years ago

      I love chili. Have you considered writing up a vegan chili recipe? I like to make vegan chili for parties, so everyone can eat some.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @smine27: I'm sure that you make a great chili too.

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Ohhh I love chili! Haven't had it in ages as it's pretty hard to get it here in Japan.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Charito1962: Will have to try Chili with rice one of these days. Sounds like a great combo!

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I enjoy eating chili con carne with rice.

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @SusanDeppner: Chili is one of these dishes I have a lot fun with by adding this and that. Never quite know what to expect when I make mine :)

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      Susan Deppner 

      4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I need to try adding bacon to my chili. We love chili around here and something a bit different sounds really good!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Zeross4: I make a black bean casserole too that you might like. Spray a casserole dish with a cooking spray. Add the black beans, about a 1/4 cup of salsa, some chopped onions, another layer of black beans, and top with cheese. Pop it into the oven for about 30 min. on 325 or until heated through.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Halloween Cosplay: Bacon is good in almost anything :)

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      anonymous 

      4 years ago

      Chili is so versatile...I never thought to use bacon. Going to have to give it a try! I like to use tomato paste and extra cumin!

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      Renee Dixon 

      4 years ago from Kentucky

      I love black beans, I make burritos with those too. This looks great, will have to give it a try!

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      Halloween Cosplay 

      4 years ago

      Bacon in chili is so fantastic.

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: I throw all kinds of things into my chili. This time I happened to have leftover bacon from breakfast and threw that in too. I know hard to believe that someone actually had leftover bacon right :)

      I've never tried tomato paste before but will have to try that. When make chili adding my own spices cumin in definitely on the list.

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Margaret Schindel: I love cornbread! Funny as much as I love it though it is something I've yet to make. Do you happen to have a recipe lens for your cornbread?

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      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ChristyZ: We like the scoops best :)

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      Margaret Schindel 

      4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Susan, your chili recipe looks not only quick and easy but also delicious! I love making a batch of my homemade cornbread to serve with my chili.

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      ChristyZ 

      4 years ago

      I never thought of adding the chips in with the chili, what a great idea! Looks like a yummy recipe:)

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