Chili perfection

This is another recipe I stole from my hubby.  Don't tell him.  He's very proud of himself when he cooks this chili, and he should.  It's spectacular!  

So we all know that Chili is best when you cook it for hours.  Well, this recipe came to live when hubby was craving some chili, NOW - The word patience doesn't exist in my household-. He gave it a try and voila! Chili perfection in under 1 hour.  Here's his secret:


  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • one onion (finely chopped)
  • two cans of diced tomatoes (petite) DO NOT DRAIN
  • two cans of tomato sauce. DO NOT DRAIN
  • two cans of light kidney beans - DRAINED
  • 1 1/2 packs of chili seasoning
  • one lime - squeezed.
  • one bunch of cilantro (finely chopped)
  • red pepper flakes to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


In medium high heat, cook the meat until lightly brown.  In a separate pan, saute the onions until soft, and then add tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, and the rest of the ingredients. Mix all the ingredients together with the meat in a large pot and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Top with scallions and your favorite cheese! enjoy with Saltines.  Maybe cilantro and the lime juice are the secret to this... but believe me when I tell you.  It's DELICIOUS!

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