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Bachelor's Chili

01. February 2010

If you’re planning a Super Bowl party or just want some comfort food to keep you warm on these crisp winter nights, how ‘bout a steaming pot of chili? I know many of you take pride in your elaborate, even “secret” recipes. That’s fine. But if you’re like me and just want something quick and easy that tastes good, here’s my not-so-secret recipe for “Bachelor’s Chili.” It was created with the single guy in mind, but it’s perfect for anyone who loves chili, but doesn’t want to spend the entire day in the kitchen. (Use lean, ground turkey instead of ground beef and cut the fat and calories in half!)

Bachelor’s Chili

2 pounds ground round or turkey
2 large cans chili beans
1 medium can tomato juice
1 medium can whole tomatoes (I prefer diced)
1 large onion, chopped
1 large pepper, chopped
(I include mushrooms… personal preference)
1 pkg. chili seasoning (Lawry’s is good!)
½ cup water

Brown meat. Saute onion and pepper in a little olive oil until tender. Add all ingredients together with the exception of the chili beans and simmer for 15 minutes. Add chili beans. Let mixture bubble lightly for 1 hour in an open pot.

  • It’s even better if you make it the day before
  • Serve with salad and cornbread. (If you don’t want to bake your own, I recommend Whole Food’s prepared cornbread. It’s delicious!)
  • Enjoy!

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