Quick & Easy Chili


Quick & Easy Chili

This is a super fast chili recipe and tastes great. Use a good salsa, the salsa and the seasonings are the key to making this chili so good.
Course Main Dish, Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Author Amy Garrett


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 onion , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1.5 cups jar salsa
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (15 ounce) can light or dark red kidney beans
  • Shredded cheddar cheese , optional
  • Sour Cream. optional


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, brown the ground beef, then add the onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes, or until the onion is tender. Drain any grease, if desired.
  2. Add the seasonings, tomato sauce, salsa, and kidney beans. Mix well, reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Top each serving with shredded cheese and sour cream, if desired


One Response to Quick & Easy Chili

  1. Troy June 27, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    Yum! Love this- you can take the flavor in many different directions depending on what kind of salsa you use 🙂

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