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Quick and Easy Chili- $0.80/serving!

This is a really quick chili recipe that is perfect for those cold winter nights. This recipe serves about 4. I put this in individual containers so my husband has 4 days of lunches ready to take to work.

I figured this up to be about $0.80/serving, or in my case $0.80 for lunch! Compared to a lunch at Mcdonald's of at least $6-7.00, this is great! Here is the break down. You could pay less than this if you find a great deal on the meat or other ingredients. I actually used a coupon for $1.50 off 1 pound of ground beef at Kroger so my out of pocket was less. And I'm figuring these on average prices for where I live.

$1.50 for Half pound of ground beef
0.54 large can of tomato sauce
0.69 large can of kidney beans
0.50 for others (You only use a little of each of the other ingredients)

First, cook your onion, pepper and ground beef until cooked through. Drain.

Combine your spices together, Chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, cayenne powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, to taste.

Combine water, tomato paste, tomato sauce, kidney beans (or chili beans) and spices together and let simmer for 15 minutes.

 Serve with crackers.

Here is the recipe! I'm working on figuring out how to make this printable.

Quick & Easy Chili

1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 green pepper, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1 large can tomato sauce
1 large can kidney beans
2 cups water
2 TB tomato paste
1 TB Chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
red pepper flakes, to taste

Cook ground beef, onion and green pepper in large pot until cooked through. Drain. Add tomato sauce, beans, water, tomato paste and all seasonings to the pot. Stir and simmer on low for 15 minutes.


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