Here’s another trim& TERRIFIC® recipe from my friend, Holly Clegg’s new cookbook, Kitchen 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence. This easy and quick chili recipe is perfect to serve on a cool and busy Halloween night – or any night when you don’t have time to cook.
Satisfy a crowd with Easy & Quick Chili
With Halloween coming up, sure candy is on the minds of little one’s. 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 – 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.
This Mama’s tips for making Easy & Quick Chili
To cook this quick chili recipe in slow cooker, first cook ground sirloin and onion in a large skillet until done. Then add the cooked ground sirloin and the rest of the ingredients to your slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
For easy crock-pot cleanup, use slow cooker liners. They’re WONDERFUL. 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.
Serve this Easy & Quick Chili recipe with chopped red onions, avocado, and shredded reduced-fat cheese.
A cheaper and delicious alternative to lean ground sirloin is lean ground turkey.
Easy & Quick Chili
- 1 pound ground sirloin
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 (15 ounce) can low sodium, chicken stock (gluten free)
- 1 (10 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- Dash ground cinnamon
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- In 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.
- Serving size: 1 cup
- Calories: 318
- Calories from Fat: 64 (20%)
- Total Fat: 7g
- Saturated fat: 5g
- Unsaturated fat: 2g
- Sodium: 759mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 31g
- Sugar: 9g
- Fiber: 11g
- Protein: 34g
- Cholesterol: 62mg
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.