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Quick Fix: 15-Minute Super Thick Chili

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Who says chili is just for cold, snowy days?

We’re having a sun-drenched, mid-50s New Year’s Day.

Complete with chili.

And, it’s ohhhh sooo easy to make.

Start with:

1 to 1 & 1/4 pounds of ground beef – Brown it right in your soup pan.

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Then…..drain…..drain…..drain…until it’s a heart healthy dry.

Drain browned meat to make it heart healthy | The Chelsea Project | www.thechelseaproject.com

To the meat, add:

15oz can tomato sauce

15oz can petite-diced tomatoes

15oz can kidney beans – Drained and rinsed

1 cup thick salsa – mild to hot depends on taste

2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder (brands differ in potency – continue to add based on taste)

2 level tablespoons brown sugar

1 level teaspoon beef bouillon granules

½ cup of water (optional)

Ground red pepper (optional)

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That’s right.

Just dump it all in.

Stir together and simmer a few minutes.

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While we’re waiting……did you happen to notice that there’s no chopping required?

Now…….

Have a taste.

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Not spicy enough?

Simply add more salsa or hit it with a sprinkle of ground red pepper.

Not enough chili flavor?

Add chili powder to taste.

Not salty enough?

More beef bouillon granules, please.

Not thick enough?

How’s that possible??? But, ok.  Just flip that lid off the pot and simmer, simmer, simmer.

It may take a few more minutes, but great chili delays are not great chili denials.

Now, ladle up a bowl.

Sit back.

And.

Enjoy………….

As for me……

Gotta run……

Time to get these chili-powered bad boys on the trail…..

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14 Comments

  • Reply Phoebe January 16, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    OMG! That sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try this!

  • Reply DAVE January 20, 2015 at 3:43 am

    OMG, Just tried this tonight (01/19/15). I’ve been making another families recipe for 15+ years that took 3hrs+ to prepare let alone overnight blending of ingredients to get “happy.” This recipe is delicious and very QUICK to prepare. Way to go Suzie!!!

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  • Reply Carolann October 29, 2016 at 8:29 am

    This recipe looks great Susie! We love chili and can’t wait to try it. And with that cornbread…nomnom! 🙂 Thanks for sharing. I have this on my meal plan for this week!

    • Reply theChelseaProject October 29, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      Thanks Carolann… Hope you enjoy!

  • Reply Pamela List October 29, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Two thumbs up for the brown sugar. I think we must have been raised in the same kitchen. I put that stuff in everything. lol Looks pretty darn good and a huge time saver.

    • Reply theChelseaProject October 29, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks Pamela. Southern kitchens and brown sugar. Go together like PB&J….. LOL.

  • Reply Sledgehammer Queen October 29, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    I can’t wait to try your chili! Fifteen minute, heck yeah!!! I can have a great dinner on a tight time budget!

    • Reply theChelseaProject October 29, 2016 at 8:38 pm

      Thanks Melony! I have thrown this chili together for over 20 years. I promise it comes together quickly! Look forward to hearing how you like it.

  • Reply Toni | Small Home Soul October 29, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    That looks delish and comforting, and yay for no chopping. How great is that? Pinning for later cause I’m gonna make this for our Chili Cookoff 🙂

    • Reply theChelseaProject October 29, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      LOL…YAY Toni!! Thanks so much! Hope it turns out great and you are a cook-off winner! XOXO

  • Reply craftylilypad October 31, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Love how simple and easy your recipe is. Being a busy teacher, I love recipes like this that are “dump, stir, and serve”. I am going to try a mango salsa in this recipe when I make it. Thanks!

    • Reply theChelseaProject October 31, 2016 at 11:46 am

      Thanks so much! I am all about the dump, stir, and serve. Please let me know how it tastes with the mango salsa.. We LOVE mango salsa.

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