This Easy & Quick Chili recipe is perfect to serve on a cool and busy fall night.
Or any night when you don’t have time to cook.
This trim& TERRIFIC® recipe comes my friend and contributor’s, Holly Clegg’s cookbook, Kitchen 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence.
She loves serving it after a busy night of trick or treating on Halloween. But I think this wholesome chili recipe is perfect any time you want a hearty meal.
Chili is also perfect for entertaining. Just double the batch and keep it warm in your slow cooker.
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Satisfy a crowd with Easy & Quick Chili
With Halloween coming up, sure candy is on the minds of little ones. But there’s more to this fun filled night than just sugar-loaded snacks.
Even though this Halloween recipe focuses on the children, there are always adults around.
And all of that trick-or-treating can really make a crowd hungry!
A simmering pot of hearty chili on the stove is a satisfying economical dinner that not only feeds a crowd, but also this one-pot meal leaves little cleanup.
And not much else hits the spot on a crisp fall evening than a big bowl of Easy & Quick Chili.
It’s full of flavor and oh-so-simple to whip up!
Not enough bowls to go around? Don’t worry! Pull out mugs for easy entertaining.
Tips for making Easy & Quick Chili
Can I cook this chili in my crock-pot?
Yes, you can cook this quick chili recipe in your slow cooker.
Now that I use them, I no longer have to soak my crock-pot overnight and scrub it using Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser and a scouring pad.
How to serve this easy chili
Serve this Easy & Quick Chili recipe with chopped red onions, avocado, and shredded reduced-fat cheese.
Can I use another ground meat?
Sure! A cheaper and delicious alternative to lean ground sirloin is lean ground turkey.
Ground chicken is good, too.
More awesome recipes from Holly Clegg
- 1 pound ground sirloin
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 15-ounce can low sodium, chicken stock
- 1 10.5-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies
- 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- Dash ground cinnamon
- black pepper, to taste
- 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
To cook easy and quick chili on the stovetop
- In a large nonstick pot, cook meat and onion until done; drain off any excess fat.
- Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, and cook over low heat about 10 minutes.
To cook easy and quick chili in a slow cooker
Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 759mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 11gSugar: 9gProtein: 34g
Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 vegetable, 4 lean meat
Recipe and photo used with permission of the author.
Originally posted October 23, 2012. Updated with new pictures and information.