Quick Chili – One-Dish Meal

Whether you are having company or need a quick dinner, nothing beats a pot of simmering chili on the stove on a cold day in front of the television set.  This is one of my easiest chili recipes and probably my favorite-of course, the recipe is in KITCHEN 101, my easiest cookbook with fantastic simple recipes.

Why chili? Well, a pot of chili on the stove is self-serve so I can watch the football game or not spend all my time in the kitchen, stretches to feed a crowd, and my easy recipe is a dump and stir quickie–no time consuming all day recipe!  Actually, this has been my go to recipe for years. Be sure to use ground sirloin as any meat ending in “loin” is your leanest cut!  And, if my team doesn’t win, I can count on my chili being a winning recipe!!!!  Check out more game day menus and winning recipes on my website.

Quick Chili from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC KITCHEN 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence cookbook

I needed a last minute dinner so I took ground beef from the freezer and raided my pantry to make this fantastic quick full-flavored chili. Serve with chopped red onions, avocado and shredded reduced-fat cheese.

Makes 4 heaping (1-cup) servings

1 pound ground sirloin

1 onion, chopped

1 (15-ounce) can fat-free chicken broth

1 (10 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies

1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Dash ground cinnamon

Salt and pepper to taste

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1.  In large nonstick pot, cook meat and onion until done; drain off any excess fat.

2.  Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cook over low heat about 10 minutes.

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories 318, Calories from Fat 20%, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 62mg, Sodium 759mg, Carbohydrates 31g, Dietary Fiber 11g, Total Sugars 9g, Protein 34g, Dietary Exchanges:  1 starch, 3 vegetable, 4 lean meat

Terrific Tip: To cook in slow cooker, first cook meat and onion in skillet until done.

For more healthy southern recipes visit my website www.hollyclegg.com 


  1. It looks great. I’m going to try it!

  2. Corey Nichols says:

    I actually made this for Super Bowl Sunday without knowing it was on here. It was fantastic. I actually used 1 lb ground turkey and 1 lb turkey sausage. I double my batch so that I would have left overs and be able to freeze it for later. Delicious!

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