My Homemade Chili, a Family Favorite Quick Meal

Quick Meal

This is what we considered a “quick meal” while the children were growing up.  I regularly made it with 3-4# ground beef and served it with my  cornbread and shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese on top.  Now, with just Farmer Graybeard and myself, I’m learning to make it with just 1# burger….  For the family portion, just proportionately increase all ingredients.

Family Chili

1# lean ground beef
1 small or medium sweet onion, finely chopped
2 cans condensed tomato soup
1 can light red kidney beans
chili powder, to taste

In your smaller stock pot , brown the ground beef and chopped onion.
Add the chili powder & mix in well.
Add the soup & kidney beans and heat thoroughly.

Serve with cornbread tortilla chips , grilled cheese, or hush puppies.

*This recipe can be easily multiplied for larger batches.
Use one can of soup per pound of ground beef, plus one.
So, for 3# meat, add 4 cans soup.  That was my typical batch while the children were growing, and I would use a large sweet onion.
This travels well in a slow cooker for potluck dinners.