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Microwave Classic Chili

"For several years I taught a microwave cooking class sponsored by a local department store. Class participants raced about this recipe the most and were amazed it takes less that 20 minutes to cook! - Joanna Johnson, Vestal, New York"
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Crumble the beef into a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl. Add onion; mix well. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, chili powder and mustard; mix well. Cover and microwave on high for 10 minutes. Add beans and mix well. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes longer. Add salt and pepper.


  • Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 700-watt microwave.

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My husband and I were pretty impressed with this recipe. I had everything to make it on hand, it was super quick, and it tasted great. This would definitely be a good standby meal to have the in...

Great and easy recipe. Try cooking the burger and onion in a microwave safe colander.

Very good chili recipe! Love that it is fast and easy. The only thing that I changed was to use black beans instead of kidney beans and I added the dash of cumin as suggested by another poster. ...

Tasty recipe. Seasoning was just right.

My whole family loves this one but I do make a few changes! I only use one can of tomatoes- usually diced- but only because no one is a huge fan! I even used V-8 juice once when I was out of tom...

It's good, but not 5 star like everyone else stated! If you like tomatoes and meat this is the recipe for you! I did, however, love how easy it was and it wasn't bad at all, it just needed som...

Came out way better than I thought it was going to. Had to add a bit more chili powder and added some garlic salt. Still missing a little something but is still really good. Can't even tell you ...