Small-Batch Chili

Sometimes you just need a few bowls of chili instead of a big batch. Luckily, you can make this chili recipe for two!

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins

Small-Batch Chili

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven cook and stir ground beef, green pepper, onion, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender; drain off fat. Stir in tomato sauce, kidney beans, tomatoes, chili powder, salt, basil, and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. If desired, top each serving with cheese and/or sour cream. If desired, pass hot pepper sauce.

From the Test Kitchen

Chili for Two:

Prepare as above, except cut all ingredients in half.

Cincinnati-Style Chili:

Prepare as above, except omit green sweet pepper. With tomato sauce, add 1 to 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Omit basil and optional garnishes. Serve each serving of chili over 1/2 cup hot cooked spaghetti and top with 1 to 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese, 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped onions, and/or 1/4 cup additional kidney beans.

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Nutrition Facts (Small-Batch Chili)

  • Per serving:
  • 381 kcal ,
  • 15 g fat
  • (6 g sat. fat ,
  • 71 mg chol. ,
  • 1265 mg sodium ,
  • 35 g carb. ,
  • 9 g fiber ,
  • 32 g pro.
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9 Ratings
1246 Days Ago
I made a few changes to the chili to make it a bit healthier and it was delicious. I used ground turkey instead of beef, the cans of tomato sauce and diced tomatoes were no salt added, and I used Mrs. Dash instead of salt. Perfect!

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