Friday, October 7, 2011

Quick Chili

Growing up, I was not a fan of chili. My handsome husband, however, loves it. He's not picky about it -- he even enjoys the cheap stuff from a can. I guess if I'm going to eat chili I want it to taste more "fresh" or homemade (and less like a chunky, gluey substance). I found some of these seasoning packets in our pantry, so I gave them a try. And guess what -- they made some seriously delicious chili!

Lucky for me, this chili not only tastes good, but it's the sort of meal you can whip up in minutes. Like, when you look at the clock and realize you've waited too long to start dinner and need something QUICK. I always love getting other people's ideas for fast, go-to meals, so that's why I'm sharing this. I never knew it existed until recently, and maybe I wasn't the only one. You could probably get creative and add things like extra beans, corn, bell peppers, or onions to the pot.

Serve it along side some tortilla chips or cornbread and ENJOY! It's a perfect Fall meal.

Recipe from the McCormick Chili Seasoning packet

1 pkg. McCormick Chili Seasoning Mix
1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey
2 cans (8 oz. each) tomato sauce OR 1 can (14 ½ oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (15 to 16 oz.) kidney or pinto beans, undrained
Assorted Toppings: Shredded Cheese, Chopped Onions or Sour Cream

BROWN meat in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat.

STIR in Seasoning Mix, tomato sauce and beans. Bring to boil; cover. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with toppings, if desired.

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