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Thirty Minute Chili Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Thirty Minute Chili

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"This is a great recipe for a quick four ingredient chili for those cold nights when the kids have hockey or any sport and you have to run around! Of course, adding cheese and onions if you have time will enhance this meal, as will saltine crackers. Enjoy!"

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    30 mins


  1. Crumble the beef into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until evenly browned. Drain off grease, and mix in the tomatoes, kidney beans and chili seasoning mix. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 02, 2008

We added some tomato sauce and this recipe turned out really well. Particularly for those who don't do spicy foods well, or for young children who don't need spicy foods yet. We really enjoyed this chili.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 28, 2006

This was ok for trying to make something fast for lunch. Added extra seasonings, along with onion, garlic etc., but the flavors just didn't have time to blend in thirty minutes. Thanks for the post.

Nov 03, 2008

Loved it and so did my family. The only changes I made was I seasoned my ground beef before cooking with salt, pepper, garlic salt, red pepper flakes, and paprika. I added sour cream, cheddar cheese, and chives to the final dish. It was delicious!!

Mar 03, 2007

Very good! I made a few basic changes. I seasoned my ground beef when cooking it, added half a can of broccoli and cheese soup, and threw in half a package of rotini pasta to the mix. Turned out very flavourful for me, like homemade Hamburger Helper! Easy to make and will definitely be a favourite recipe of mine.

May 01, 2006

Basic but quick and easy. Definitely enhance it with your own seasonings and toppings. I also added tomato sauce, diced onion, cumin, green chiles.

Dec 31, 2008

Hey! I've been making this recipe for years. Got it from a neighbor years ago and now its a family favorite! Very easy and yummy recipe!

Oct 19, 2008

The flavors in this were amazing! I spiced it up a little with some cumin, chili powder, garlic, and half of a white onion.

Aug 06, 2008

Like the other reviews suggested, I used this recipe as a base for my own Chili. I added ground red pepper, hot sauce, broccoli and cheese soup, and some spices. It stirred up quick and tastes great!


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  • Calories
  • 266 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 6.7 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 21.6 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 1026 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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