3-Ingredient Meal: Tasty Crock-Pot Chili Without Any Kid-Repelling Ingredients


With a blizzard headed for the Northeast and Super Bowl Sunday less than a week away, you'll be lucky if you can find a can of beans left on the grocery store shevles today. The good news is, you probably have some of these ingredients in your pantry and freezer already and are primed up for some winter chili makin'!


Adapted from Yellow Bliss Road's recipe, we love this dish for a hectic weeknight, but it also makes a yummy weekend lunch or supper. The bonus is that there's no chopping and dicing. Which is good to save time but also, if your kids are like most, they throw a freak fit at the tiniest sliver of onion or microscopic fleck of garlic.

But how can a flavorful chili have only three ingredients, you ask? 

The secret is in the tomatoes! By using a can of chili-ready tomatoes, which already contain chili powder, dehydrated onion, garlic, and sea salt, you're good to go! They're located in the same aisle as all those other canned tomato variations. 

Prefer a spicier chili? Add some hot salsa after you've served the rest of your brood. 

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It can be prepared on the stovetop in a 30 minutes or in your Crock-Pot in 4-6 hours.


1 lb. ground beef or turkey

1 15-ounce can of undrained chili beans

1 15-ounce can of chili-ready diced tomatoes


1. Cook and drain ground beef or turkey. 

2. Mix the beef or turkey, beans, and tomatoes together. 

3. Place them in a pot to boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and allow the chili to simmer for 30 minutes. Or, place the ingredients in a Crock-Pot and set it on low for 4-6 hours. 

Garnish this warm and wonderful chili with the toppings of your choice: cheese, sour cream, green onions, or even chips. Serve it in a bread bowl or cooled over greens for a hearty southwestern salad and enjoy!

Do you have a favorite chili recipe?


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