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Chili is one of my husbands favorite meals.  When he is working on an outside project; he does not like coming into the house for lunch. It is times like this that I make chili, soups and one dish meals.  He appreciates the hearty meal and I appreciate all his hard work!  I get a storage unit that I have wanted for many years.  We can actually spring clean this year and turn the junk room into a sewing room!  How sweet it will be!  Lets make chili and beans!
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Step 1: Ingredients

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Easy Chili 

1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 Small diced red onion
1/2 Leek washed and diced optional
1 Small can diced green chili's optional
1 lb. ground beef 
3 16 oz cans of Kidney beans
2 cups of mild chunky salsa 
2 cups of tomato juice
1 Can diced tomatoes 
Tabasco sauce  oops forgot to add it to the pictures
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 tablespoon of chili powder
1/2 teaspoon of cocoa powder
Salt and pepper to taste


1 Stock pot 
1 Large spoon
1 Strainer optional 
Sharp knife
Cutting board
Can opener

This recipe makes a large pot of chili. I always make extra because it is always better the next day! 


Step 2: Dice

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Wash the leek.
Dice the onions.
Open the cans of chili's, beans  and tomatoes.
Set aside until step 4. 

Step 3: Measure Dry Ingredients

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Measure all the dry ingredients: 

1 tablespoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of chili powder
1/2 teaspoon of cocoa powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Step 4: Saute Onions

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Add the olive oil to the pan.
Add onions stirring occasionally on medium heat. 
Saute the onions for about 5 minutes until they are cooked down.

l8nite3 years ago
sounds tasty even if mild
sunshiine (author)  l8nite3 years ago
Thanks for commenting 18nite! I like it hot! I would rather add Rotel and jalapenos but hubby can't take the heat! Have a nice night 18nite!
canucksgirl3 years ago
Sounds good. I like the close up photo with the green onion. Very nice.
sunshiine (author)  canucksgirl3 years ago
Thanks! I like my chili much hotter but hubby is the one that will eat most of it.