Quick and Easy Chili

The perfect chili for topping hot dogs, potatoes, and fries.  Mommy Standard Time
Quick and easy homemade chili recipe.  Mommy Standard Time Blog
Quick and Simple Homemade Chili.  Perfect for topping hot dogs, potatoes, and fries!  Mommy Standard Time

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Quick and easy chili recipe

Are there certain tastes from your childhood that you have grown so accustomed to that your taste buds just say “This is how {insert food here} is supposed to taste.”

Well, I’m that way with chili.

quick and easy homemade chili

I grew up in a home that used Nalley chili and that one canned food almost single-handedly saw me through many college-student and early-in-marriage dinners. 

My diet has changed a lot since then, and canned chili is not one of the foods that I can eat anymore. 

When I first started my diet, any time I wanted to have a baked potato with chili, it always tasted “off” when I tried to use chili that I had made from scratch. 

My taste buds just wanted a can of Nalley. 

And the funny thing is that it was the same with Mr. Blue Eyes (because he grew up eating Nalley as well).

So…off I went into the world of Pinterest, looking for a recipe that tasted like canned chili.  Usually people try to get their food to NOT taste like canned food.  I’m crazy, I know.

Quick and easy homemade chili

I never found what I needed on Pinterest {what?!}, but in a comment thread of some random food discussion board (I can’t find it now), someone shared a recipe that reminded them of Nalley.  I tweaked it a little bit and gave it a try.  We were sold.

quick and easy homemade chili Now, I’m not going to advertise this as a copycat because it’s not; it definitely tastes like homemade chili.  (Which means you should still give this a try even if you’re not a fan of Nalley.) BUT it is a simple chili that is PERFECT for topping hot dogs, fries, or baked potatoes, and it is also delicious to eat in a bowl with your favorite toppings.

quick and easy homemade chili

And, if you grew up in a Nalley-eating home like mine, it will be slightly reminiscent of childhood.  Give it a try…it’s delicious!

quick and easy homemade chili

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Quick and Easy Chili
This simple recipe might remind you of your favorite canned chili...but it's even better!
Quick and easy chili recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Quick and easy chili recipe
Instructions
  1. In a soup pot, brown ground beef with onion. Drain fat.
  2. Add all other ingredients to pot. Add enough of the tomato sauce for your desired consistency. I normally use about 3/4 of a can.
  3. Simmer for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Serve with your favorite toppings (sour cream, onion, cheese) OR as a topping for baked potatoes, nachos, or hot dogs!
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