Ok, this is not a real recipe.
No, I swear. It involves putting things in a pot and simmering them, but it’s not a “real” recipe. It is, however, completely delicious and perfect for a weeknight.
And I’m calling it “Cheater Chili” because I felt like I was cheating on cooking with making something this easy. 5 cans, one packet, and ground beef.
Typically, when I make chili, it’s an involved process involving chopping and slicing, dicing, sautéing, simmering, and the painstaking measuring and balancing of spices and herbs to get that perfect balance.
Ever since I was a little girl, chili was a day-long process… my mom would cook chili for days before my birthday parties! This was seriously 10 minutes of prep and an hour of simmering. My mom gave me the recipe, who got it from her sister-in-law, and I’m truly grateful! It’s so good!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Ingredients (8-10 servings)
- 2 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes
- 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
- 2 15-ounce cans “chili beans”
- 1.5 pounds lean ground beef or turkey
- 1 packet medium-spice chili seasoning
Brown the ground beef in a large pot.
Add all other ingredients.
Simmer at least one hour over low heat.