Doesn’t a big, steaming pot of quick chili recipe sound like a great idea for dinner tonight? I’m sure it does, but thinking about it may conjure up visions of endless cutting, chopping and slaving over a simmering pot for hours. It is widely known that the time-honored motto of any respectable chili cook-off is “Low and slow is the way to go!” It is also widely acknowledged that when you’re coming home after a long day and have a hungry family to feed, your mantra may be, “If I can’t microwave it, I won’t make it!”
So what do you do to solve this dinner dilemma? Make my Quick Chili Recipe, and in no time, you’ll be enjoying the flavor of an award-winning meal without all the work. My secret to making it quick? Substitute your favorite store-bought salsa for the cutting and chopping of the onions, peppers, garlic and tomatoes and you’ll be sitting down to dinner in no time!
Quick Chili RecipePrint Recipe
- 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce
- 2 (32-ounce) containers of medium salsa (use your favorite brand)
- 4 (15-ounce) cans dark red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons canned chopped jalapeno peppers
- 1 tablespoon chipotle adobo sauce
- Kosher salt to taste
1. Heat a heavy bottom pot over medium heat.
2. Add the ground meat and sauté until cooked through. Drain the grease if desired. (For an easy way to drain the grease, scrunch up some paper towels and place them in the pan with the meat. Using tongs, soak up the grease by moving the paper towels around the bottom of the pan. Remove the paper towels from the pot with the tongs and discard them.
3. Turn down the heat to medium. Add the seasonings from chili powder to hot sauce and cook for 2 minutes.
4. Add the salsa and beans. Stir.
5. Add the vinegar, jalapenos, adobo and salt.
6. Stir and cover. Cook for 15 minutes.
7. Ladle chili into bowls and serve with assorted toppings.