For the past week or so, Chili has been sounding good. By Chili, I don’t mean the already made in a can that you just heat up, I am talking homemade chili that has a few more steps, yet still super easy. It is also variable depending on the type of meat you use and the spicy-ness of the seasonings you use. I prefer mild chili.
This is a pretty easy dinner idea that doesn’t take more than 30 – 45 minutes to make, and will feed a whole family.
To make this chili you will need:
•2lbs ground beef or ground chicken (I prefer ground chicken)
•2 packages of McCormick Chili Seasoning (I use mild)
•2 cans Cannellini (white) beans
•2 cans Kidney Beans
•2 cans Black Beans
•2 cans Petite Diced Tomatoes
•grated cheddar cheese and sour cream if desired for topping
1. In a large pot (20qt or larger) cook the meat until it is almost completely cooked. Drain off excess grease.
2. While the meat is cooking, open the cans of beans and drain them, reserving the liquid in a bowl for later.
3. Once the meat is cooked most of the way through, add the cans of diced tomatoes, the seasoning packets and the beans to the pot that the meat is cooking in, mix well.
4. Let Chili heat through until it’s hot and the meat is finished cooking.
5. Serve hot and add cheese and sour cream on top of individual servings if so desired for those who can eat dairy.