Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tami from Misc Ramblings saved me today...Chili!!!!

Today's post is from my very good friend, Tami at Misc.Ramblings...


I, for the most part, am lazy. If there is a cheap or easier way to do something, I’m going to do it. This is especially true when it comes to cooking. I love to cook, and eat, but I don’t want to spend an eternity doing it.

I developed this chili with myself in mind, and when telling people about it realized that it was so easy even a man could do it. You have to understand my dealings with male cooks, it’s never been good. My first husband burned Jello.

So I say:

If you can brown meat, open a can, and a jar, you too can make chili.

A guy could cook this for a date and really impress her. Here we go!

1 pound ground meat (go crazy with this beef, venison, chicken, turkey, bison, etc.)
2 12oz cans of kidney beans (white, red, or dark red) DO NOT DRAIN
1 16 oz jar of salsa (you decide heat level, mild, medium, hot)
1 28oz can of diced tomatoes

In a stock pot at medium high heat, brown your meat of choice until it is brown throughout. Drain off excess fat, return to pot. Reduce heat to simmer. Add full UN-DRAINED cans of kidney beans, and tomatoes, stir. Add jar of salsa to pot to complete meal.

This can be eaten as soon as it is warmed through, or you can let it simmer for a couple of hours to allow it to soak the flavor into the beans more. Add cheese or sour cream to taste.

See, even a bachelor could cook this. Do you have an easy recipe you would like to share with me?


  1. Thanks for having me here! You're such a sweetie!

  2. great and simple recipe! thanks..

    stopping by from the whimsical wednesday hop...now following you!


  3. new follower from the hop.


  4. I love the recipe because it is so easy. No seasonings to mess with! :) You are following a good girl here....she's GREAT!

  5. Dropping by from Follow Me Wednesday! Love this recipe!

  6. I just made chili the other day! Still have some in the fridge for tonight! I am hopping through on Wednesdays hop! Follow back please Parga's Junkyard Blogand on facebook!

  7. This is my kind of recipe. :) Although... I don't know that I would want to eat chili on a date?? LOL!!

    Found your blog at Catch a Wave Wednesday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Hope you have a moment to drop by Happy Hour Projects and say hi. :)


  8. Love easy chili recipes!

    I'm a new follower and I would love it if you could follow back! have a great rest of the week :)


  9. Mine is embarrassingly simple - 1 pound of ground meat / 1 chopped onion / 1 can of chopped 'chili flavored' tomatoes / 1 can of Ranch Style Beans / 1 can of Bush's Chili Magic. Brown the meat with the onion - open all the cans and pour them together. Heat through - pour in a bowl and eat. I top it with cheese or fritos or crushed saltine crackers and ketchup. I pour it on baked potatoes or make frito pie out of it. It's amazing.

    Thanks for joining the Tuesday Train!

  10. Ah, chili on a date - that's what Beano is for! :)