Chili with Beans (easy dump recipe)

the basic chili with beans mixture–not  real pretty, but tasty!
(serves 4 at least)

  • ½ C diced onion (1 small onion)
  • 1 lb ground beef 
  • 1 can S&W black chili beans–do NOT drain (If you cannot find this, use regular black beans and add 1 T pico de gallo spice)
  • 2 cans Rotel chopped tomatoes (regular spice or mild, depending on your preference)
  • 4 T butter or oil
  • S&P
  • OPTIONS—see below for floating tacos, hot dogs or plain chili!

General preparation:  

Heat butter or oil and add onion.  Stir until beginning to cook.  Add ground meat and brown (about 5 minutes).   Add beans and Rotel.  Cover and simmer until hot (5-10 minutes).  Taste:  add S&P, more chili if needed.


  • Floating tacos:  serve over Fritos, top with shredded cheese, lettuce, avocado and  ranch dressing (or just sour cream

  • Coney Island dog:  slather over a hot dog with bun and add cheese and raw onions
  • Plain old chili:  serve in a mug for regular chili with cheddar cheese and any topping (onion, avocado, etc)–or none at all.
This freezes great.  Just put into a plastic container or a baggie and freeze.  Lasts about 3 days in the frige; lasts until the Apocalypse in the freezer.  Just reheat (may need to add 1-2 T water).  

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