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Simple Chili Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

1 pound hamburger
1/4 small onion, chopped
2 tsps chili powder
2 cans tomato sauce
2 cans chili beans
1/2 cup water
dash salt
dash pepper

Optional: 1 can chopped stewed tomatoes


In a sauce pan cook ground hamburger and onions.  Add salt and pepper.

When the hamburger is thoroughly cooked drain off fat.

Add the tomato sauce, chili beans and water into the sauce pan with the hamburger.

Add the chili powder and stir well.

Simmer over low heat for one hour.  Cover to reduce splattering.

Makes 6 soup bowl size servings.

We don’t like our chili very spicy so more chili powder can be added to taste.  I also rinse out the pan before I add the drained hamburger back in to get rid of excess grease.  Sometimes I even rinse the cooked hamburger in the strainer before I add it back in.  That’s a good idea if you’re trying to be heart healthy.  And it doesn’t affect the taste that I can tell.  This is one dish I can make fairly well.  There’s not much I can do to destroy chili, ha.