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Quick and Easy Chili

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (or ground turkey or venison)
  • 1/4 c. diced onion
  • 1 (28-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder (or to taste)
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans beans (such as kidney beans)
  • Salt, pepper (to taste)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)


Brown the ground beef until cooked all the way through. Place in slow cooker and add all ingredients. Cook in a slow cooker for four to six hours on high.
Alternate method: simmer for 30 minutes in a pan on the stove. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese if desired.


Makes six servings.

Per serving: 370 calories, 12 grams (g) fat, 32 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber and 400 milligrams sodium.

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