Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Easiest Chili Recipe Ever

easiest chili recipe
The easiest chili ever is filled with beans, tomatoes, corn and plenty of Mexican spices. I've made this with and without the meat and it's delicious both ways. I'm sharing this simple nine can chili with you today, because it has become my go-to dinner plan when we are arriving home from traveling and I don't have time or motivation to head for the store.

Originally, this was simply an assortment of canned goods that I combined one afternoon when we had just arrived back in town and there wasn't a bit of fresh food in the house. After every single person at the table commented how much they enjoyed the meal, I decided to scribble out a list of the ingredients and make it again. The convenience of this recipe can't be beat.

COOK'S NOTE: I've made versions of this chili both with and without meat. For the batch of chili pictured, I used 1 pound of ground beef, cooked and crumbled, plus (4) Italian sausage links (this was about 1 pound) browned on each side in a medium heat skillet and then sliced into bite-size rounds.

The Easiest Chili Recipe Ever
Yield: 8-10 servings

Optional: 2 lbs meat of your choice, cooked
2 (14 ounce) cans ranch style pinto beans
1 (14 ounce) can black beans
1 (14 ounce) can white beans
1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (14 ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes with green chile
1 (7 ounce) can chopped green chile
1 (14 ounce) can yellow corn
2 tablespoons Mexican spice mix or taco seasoning
Toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, green onions, corn chips

STOVE-TOP DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a simmer over medium low heat, cover with lid and simmer, stirring occasionally for 2-10 hours. (Yes, you can simply bring the chili to a boil, simmer 15 minutes and then serve it. However, if you have the chance to cook it longer, I highly recommend it. The flavors will change into something even better if you allow them to simmer together for a while.) Serve with the toppings of your choice. Enjoy!

CROCK-POT DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a large crock-pot. Cook on LOW for 8-12 hours. Serve with the toppings of your choice. Enjoy!

easiest chili recipe

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  1. This sounds good to me. I love "open and dump" recipes. I like V-8 Hot and Spicy and wonder how that might be to add a little? Pinned it!

  2. The sauce looks so rich and flavorful. Another home-run Mary! Hope you are doing great.

  3. Thank you, this will be great to warm up to during our crazy March weather in Wisconsin.