Quick & Easy Chili Recipe {Picture Tutorial}

25 Jan


**Update: This blog is getting a ton of visitors from Pinterest {Thanks y’all!} … Yes, I forgot to mention that you need to throw a can of dark red kidney beans a pinto beans into the mix. They’re in the picture, but I must have been too busy eating chili to realize I left it out of the instructions. Just make sure you drain them and you’ll be good! Enjoy and thanks for all the nice comments! – Amy **

I was really craving some seafood tonight – scallops to be exact – but somehow I managed to end up with a big bowl of chili. Let me tell you though, I cook some mean chili! And, don’t forget, it’s ridiculously easy and makes your kitchen smell like you are a seasoned domestic goddess {just what I’m going for – score!} Really, all you need for this recipe is two photos: the ingredients and the finished product… it’s that easy… dump the stuff in the pot and let it cook! Now, those are my kinda recipes!!! {but, just to be nice… I’ll include the measurements}

You will need:

{Serves approx 6-8}

1 Medium Onion {minced}

3-5 Garlic Cloves {minced}

1 – 1 1/2 pound of lean ground beef

2 cans of diced tomatoes {Onion, Garlic, & Oregano flavor)

1 can of petite diced tomatoes

1 can tomato sauce

2 TBSP Chili Powder

1 TBSP Ground Cumin

2 TBSP White Sugar

1 TBSP Salt

1 TBSP Tabasco Sauce

1 TSP Pepper

And, here’s what you do:

1. Brown the beef with onion and garlic. {Drain fat when finished and return meat to pot.}

2. Add cans of tomatoes, sauce, chili powder, cumin, sugar, salt, Tabasco, and pepper.

3. Simmer for at least 30-45 minutes …  but it tastes better the longer you let it simmer.


Beautiful isn’t she? I like to serve mine with cornbread muffins {the kind in the Jiffy box}, a bit of shredded cheddar cheese, and a dollop of sour cream. Some people balk at the sour cream, but I think it tastes good.

{Did anyone happen to notice the amount of chili I cooked? I told you I have a problem with portion control.}

Rave reviews around this house for the chili … why don’t you try it at your house and let me know how it goes! I’d love to hear, as always! …. On a side note, I’m discovering my passion for Marketing all over again. With this new career, almost every day brings a new opportunity to use my marketing degree and marketing knowledge … and so far, I really love it. I hope that it stays this positive for a while to come!!!

Hope you all had a great day. And, I hope you enjoy the chili recipe. {Time to go watch the Bachelor – I should be ashamed for watching such nonsense … but I’m not!!! ha} Night ya’ll!

17 Responses to “Quick & Easy Chili Recipe {Picture Tutorial}”

  1. Anonymous January.25.2010 at 9:10 pm #

    You go gurl!!!!

    • Beverly November.2.2013 at 2:01 pm #

      I see the beans in the pictures but not in the ingredients, ?

  2. it's a secret January.25.2010 at 9:29 pm #

    *balk. haha 😉

  3. kseverny January.25.2010 at 11:18 pm #

    sour cream goes so well with this.
    People should always have an open mind with food.
    What doesn’t work for one dish can work for another

  4. christinaslittleworldtwo January.26.2010 at 12:45 pm #

    omgoodness i want this. definitely craving chili now.

  5. Jenny October.22.2013 at 3:39 pm #

    This recipes really sounds good and looks good. In the picture I think I see beans but the recipe doesn’t call for beans? Should I put some in??

    • Amy November.24.2013 at 9:52 pm #

      Must have been too busy eating chili 🙂 … Yes pinto and kidney beans are what I use. Just drain them first and throw them in with the rest 🙂 Enjoy!

  6. Sandra October.31.2013 at 4:05 pm #

    You were right. The longer it simmered, the better it tasted. So simple to make!

    • Amy November.24.2013 at 9:51 pm #

      Glad you liked it! Thanks for the comment… Like most things, it gets better with age 🙂

  7. kelly ellis November.5.2013 at 8:15 pm #

    I made your chili recipe today everyone loved it! We like our chili over a baked potato

    • Amy November.24.2013 at 9:51 pm #

      Glad you loved it! I always use the left overs for chili-cheese-dogs with mustard, onions, chili and cheese 🙂

  8. Barbara November.10.2013 at 11:01 am #

    Where’s the beans?????????

    • Amy November.24.2013 at 9:50 pm #

      See above comments – I had a brain lapse 🙂

  9. lala November.10.2013 at 6:33 pm #

    On ur recipe ingredient s I dont see the kidney or pinto beans… just add with the rest of ingredients?

    • Amy November.24.2013 at 9:49 pm #

      Yes! Can’t believe I forgot – too busy eating chili! Drain the kidney and pinto beans and throw them in there with the rest 🙂

      • Amy November.24.2013 at 9:50 pm #

        Yep …. brain-dead moment, busy eating chili. Drain the kidney and pinto beans and throw in with the mix!


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