Saturday, January 2, 2010

Quick and Easy Chili

Happy New Year!!!  I hope 2010 is a great fantastic year for everyone!!  It seems like everyone is making their new year's resolutions.  I've never been that crazy about making resolutions. I think it's because I feel guilty when I make a resolution and don't follow through with it!  I've had "work out and get in shape" on my list for years, and it works for a while, but then I gradually quit!  It's not because I don't like to work out, I just get tired of trying to fit one more thing into my already busy schedule!  I'll keep it on my list this year, but I can't make any promises! 

There is one resolution that I'd like to make this year that I really think I can follow through with!  Since I haven't been blogging long and I have tons of recipes that I want to post, my resolution is to post 150 recipes this year.  That's about 3 a week, so I think it's manageable! 

The first recipe I'll post for the new year is one I tried on New Year's Eve.  It's also the first time I've ever made chili!  It was really good.  My husband said he liked more "stuff" in his chili, but he said it was still good.  This chili was quick and easy, so I'll definitely be making it again!

Quick and Easy Chili

2 pounds ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
24 ounces tomato sauce
8 ounces salsa
2 packets of chili seasoning mix (I used original, but will probably use 1 hot and 1 original next time for more heat)
1 (16 ounce) can light red kidney beans
1 (16 ounce) can dark red kidney beans
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes (I used Zesty Chili Style)
1 cup water

1.  In large skillet, combine ground beef, chopped onion, black pepper, and garlic powder.  Cook on medium-high heat until ground beef is brown.
2.  In large pot, combine beef mixture and all other ingredients.  Bring to a boil.
3.  Reduce heat and simmer for about one hour.


Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

looks yummy! good luck with your blogging goal...and Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Fresh Local and Best said...

I like the idea of quick and easy! This chili looks great!

stephchows said...

Glad you found my site! Can't wait to check out all your tasty recipes, this one looks great!


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