This is a good basic chili recipe that I got from my mom. We had it a lot when I was a kid and now I make it for my family. It’s so easy too- even Tony has made it!

1lb of ground beef
1 chopped onion
1 14oz can of crushed tomatoes
1/2 of a 14 oz can of water
1 19 oz can of kidney beans
1 14 oz can of sliced mushrooms
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Brown ground beef in large skillet, drain off any excess fat. Add onions, cook until softened. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer covered for 20 minutes. That’s all!

See? Super easy. I know this one by heart. All the ingredients are staples in my kitchen, so I can usually make it without having to make a trip to the grocery store for anything.  You can add more vegetables to it if you have anything on hand (like corn, green peppers, carrots, or chili peppers for example). I usually serve it on a bed of rice, or with corn bread. My family is a big fan of this meal, I never have any complaints (except for once when I added way too much vinegar by mistake but we don’t talk about that).

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Welcome! I’m Megan.

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