Quick and Easy Chili with Beans

Quick and Easy Chili with Beans

1 pound ground chuck

1 medium onion, chopped

2 teaspoons minced garlic or 2 minced garlic cloves

Salt and pepper

1 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes (or regular diced or with green chilies in them)

1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

2 (14 to 15-ounce) cans chili beans in sauce

2 tablespoons chili powder (I use mild)

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon dried oregano

Salt and pepper to taste

In a Dutch oven, cook the hamburger meat until almost done, crumbling as you go.  Add the onion and garlic and cook until onions are soft and meat is done.  Add salt and pepper to season.

 Stir in the remaining ingredients and adjust heat to a simmer.  Cover and let cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  About 4 servings. 

 *You can double your meat and use 1 can less beans for a more meaty chili. 

 

Quick Pimiento Cheese Spread

 4 ounces (1/2 a package) cream cheese, softened to room temperature

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimiento peppers, drained

3-4 cups medium or sharp cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Whisk together the cream cheese and mayo until smooth.  Stir in the pimiento peppers and cheese.  And salt and pepper to taste. 

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