Easy 3 Ingredient Chili

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  • Easy 3 Ingredient Chili -so simple and the perfect fall dinner made in 30 minutes or less!

    Hi Nap Time readers, I’m Kristin from Yellow Bliss Road! I’ve had the pleasure of visiting here at I Heart Nap Time a couple of times over the past year but I am super excited to be coming on board as a regular contributor for 2014. With the big game sneaking up on us – yes folks, February is just weeks away – a lot of you are planning menus for football parties in the coming weeks. This easy to make, delicious to eat, easy 3 ingredient chili recipe has three basic ingredients that you can build upon to make your ultimate chili that’s perfect for your next football party! 

    Easy 3 Ingredient Chili

    All you need is is a pound of cooked and drained ground beef, a can of chili beans (undrained) and a can of chili ready diced tomatoes ( I use Hunts Seasoned Diced Tomato Sauce for Chili). Mix the meat, beans and tomatoes together in large pot, bring it to a boil and then simmer for about 30 minutes.

    Easy 3 Ingredient Chili


    At this point, you have a great bowl of thick and hearty chili. It serves four to six people and has a great flavor just on it’s own. But sometimes I like to get creative, and I’ll add in some extra ingredients to make it even better. Here are a few other ideas to spice up your chili –

    • Kick up the spice by adding chili powder, red pepper flakes or hot sauce, or even a can of Rotel Tomatoes.
    • Instead of ground beef, use a pound of shredded Chuck Roast or chunks of Stew Meat, or a pound of diced chicken breasts, ground turkey or diced beef sausage.
    • Experiment with different beans – try adding a can of black, cannelloni or kidney beans.
    • Not a fan of cooked tomatoes? Blend the diced tomatoes in a blender to make tomato sauce – you still get the flavor without the chunks of cooked tomato.
    • Top with onions, jalapenos, sour cream, or cheese.

    When adding different ingredients, the key is to keep the ratios. 1 pound of meat, 1 can of beans, 1 can of diced tomatoes. If it’s too thick, just add a small can of tomato sauce, along with a little chili powder.

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    kristinI’d love for you to visit Yellow Bliss Road where I’m sharing a spicy round up of 15+ chili recipes today. I’ve also got some quick and easy one pot meals that are sure to be a hit on those busy nights.




    Easy 3 Ingredient Chili

    Course: Soup
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: 3 Ingredient Chili
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Total Time: 35 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 195
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Easy 3 Ingredient Chili -so simple and the perfect fall dinner made in 30 minutes or less!


    • 1 pound cooked and drained ground beef
    • 1 15 ounce can of chili beans , undrained
    • 1 10-15 ounce can of chili ready diced tomatoes , I use Hunts Seasoned Diced Tomato Sauce for Chili or Rotel

    Optional toppings: cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips, cilantro, green onions


      • Mix the meat, beans and tomatoes together in large pot. Bring it to a boil over medium heat and then bring heat to medium low and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes.
      • Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy with your favorite toppings such as cheese and sour cream.


      For a little heat use medium Rotel. For mild use diced tomatoes or mild Rotel. If you'd like even more heat, add in a little chili powder. 
      You could also combine in a crock pot and cook on low for 3-4 hours.


      Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 518mg | Potassium: 649mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 319IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 5mg
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