Quick Chili

  1. 1 pound lean ground beef
    3/4 cup chopped peeled onion
    1 (15.5-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  2. 1/3 cup water
    1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Brown meat and onion in a large skillet; drain.
  2. Stir in kidney beans, tomato sauce, water, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve warm.
  4. Makes 4 servings

Chili Trivia:

  • Chili is the official state food of Texas
  • Cincinnati Chili was inspired by Greek and Macedonian immigrants around the turn of the 20th century
  • The intensity of heat in the taste of the Chile peppers usually decreases as the size of the pepper increases