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Easy Chili Recipe


easy chili recipe

Easy Chili con Carne

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This easy chili recipe is a cinch to prepare. It starts with already-cooked beef. You can use leftover ground beef, brisket, beef stew meat or frozen or refrigerated cooked beef for this easy chili recipe. Serve with cornbread and a green salad.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 16 oz. jar mild tomato salsa
  • 1 14 oz. can chili beans, undrained
  • 1 14 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes with jalapeno peppers, undrained
  • 2 cups leftover cooked beef brisket or pot roast, shredded
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 cup beer or root beer


  1. Heat oil in a large stock pot or dutch oven (compare prices). Add onions and garlic. Cook and stir until onions are softened, 3-5 minutes.

  2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Simmer, over medium-low heat 10 minutes, or until chili thickens. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Serve immediately, or let chili cool and freeze in an airtight container.

See also: Recipes That Start with Salsa

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