Quick chili

Having such a busy schedule I love making dinner when it only takes about 20-30 minutes.  One of our go-to recipes is chili and here's a recipe that's quick and easy to do in under 30 minutes. 

What you'll need:

Cooked beans, of course.  I like to use Pinto Beans because they cook up so much better, in my opinion.  You can also use kidney beans or a bag of mixed beans.  You will also need a chili kit.  Unless you want to mix the seasonings yourself, a chili kit is always great to have on hand and the best part about a kit, you can use as much or as little of the seasonings in the kit as you want.  I like to use Carroll Shelby's Chili Kit because we like it hot!  If you don't know who Carroll Shelby is you can read about him HERE!

8 oz. can of tomato sauce.

14 ounces can of diced tomatoes.  Fresh tomatoes would be even better, but they aren't in season this time of year.  2 tsp, salt is needed too.  You can omit the salt if you are watching your salt intake.

And 2 pounds of  browned ground beef.  You can also use ground turkey if you are watching your red meat consumption.

Combine all ingredients in a deep cooking pot and allow to cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes.  That's it!  Serve with grated cheese, crackers, oyster crackers, or just by itself.


Eco-Tip:  Consider using garlic or brewer's yeast to combat fleas and ticks on your pets this coming summer.  Most products sold to animal owners to combat these pests have chemicals that are bad for your pet and our family.  These chemicals also have the potential to be leached into our water ways as well.  For this and other tips on going green visit, The Earth and Me Go Green.

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