Easy Football Chili

My husband frequently “dines” on Chef Boyardee.  Can you call it dining if you question if it’s real food?

Anyway, just to clarify, when I say “Easy Chili,” I do not, by any stretch of the imagination, mean the Chili Mac you’ll find in our cabinets on a weekly basis.  Instead, I mean a one-pot chili recipe that is ready to go in just over an hour!  We enjoy this on a regular basis while cheering on the Pack on Football Sundays.

I also made this for a chili cook-off for a United Way fundraiser at work about a month ago.  Our staff is small (compared to other locations), so we only had 2 kinds of chili.  I was declared the “chili winner.”  If I can win the hearts of multiple men and women over with this pot of chili, I’d say it’s definitely worth a try!

Easy Football Chili - mwn

Football Chili
1 lb ground beef
1 onion
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 c tomato sauce
8 oz jar salsa
4 Tbs chili seasoning
15 oz light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
15 oz dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

In large sauce pan, brown beef and onion.  Drain grease.

Add pepper, salt, tomato sauce, salsa, chili seasoning, and kidney beans.  Mix well and simmer for at least an hour.

Top with your favorites like cheese and/or sour cream!


Hope you all have a great weekend!  Craig and I made a “to-do” list to get us through winter that includes quick things like installing a dimmer in the nursery to replacing windows and counter tops.  This weekend, that list begins!  Time to start knocking off some of the priority items (like the dimmer!) before baby makes his debut.  It’s crunch time!



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