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Quick Chili

Quick, easy, and looks like a regular bowl of "Texas Red".


1 pound ground beef 

1 onion, chopped 

1 clove garlic, minced 

2 tablespoons butter 

Salt and pepper to taste 

1 tablespoon chili powder 

1/2 can (6 oz. size) tomato paste or 1½ cups tomato juice or 1 can (10 oz.) tomato soup 

2 cups water 

1 can (16 oz.) pinto or kidney beans 


Brown meat, onions and garlic in butter. Season with salt and pepper.

Add chili powder, tomato paste, water and beans. Simmer 10 minutes.

If using tomato juice or tomato soup, decrease water accordingly so chili will not be soupy.

Serves 6 to 8. 

Submitted by Amalee Turek Jones, BA ’26, Grand Rapids, MI 


Variation: Omit tomato paste and water. Substitute 1 can (14 oz.) tomatoes and 1 can (10 oz.) tomatoes and green chile peppers. Cook 1 hour or in slow cooker for 8 hours. 

Submitted by Judy Walker Mayo, BS ’71, Dallas, TX 


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