Quick Chili

Source: Food Hero

Serving size: 1 cup

This is a very simple but flavorful chili recipe!

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  • 1/2 pound lean ground meat (15% fat)
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder


Saucepan or skillet, measuring cups and spoons, mixing utensil, heat source, bowl,cutting board, knife


Brown meat and onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat (350 F degrees in an electric skillet). Drain fat.

Add beans, tomatoes, and chili powder.

Reduce heat to low (250 F degrees in an electric skillet), cover and cook for 10 minutes.

Serve hot. Top with cheese, if desired.

Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


Add other vegetables such as bell peppers, carrots, celery, and corn, if desired.

Use pinto or black beans instead of kidney beans, if desired.

Add dried cumin and/or oregano in Step 2 for extra flavor!

More About Red Kidney Bean

How to Select

Choose dried beans or canned beans with less sodium. Select dried beans that are dry, firm, clean, uniform in color and not shriveled.

How to Store

Store dried beans at room temperature in a closed container, to protect from moisture and pests. Store canned beans at room temperature, and use before date on can.

How to Prepare

Dried beans need to be soaked before they are cooked. Cover the beans in cold water and bring to a gentle boil, turn off the heat and allow beans to soak in the water for 1-2 hours. Drain water and rinse with fresh water. To cook beans, cover with fresh water and simmer for 1-2 hours. Do not let beans dry out, beans should always be covered with water.