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Bryon Bensen's Chili

Bryon Bensen's Chili

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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Cook 2 hrs

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This ground beef chili comes together in just 20 minutes because it uses canned tomato products and canned chili beans. Let it slow cook for a couple hours then serve over pasta for dinner.


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 30 - ounce can chili beans
  • 1 29 - ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 28 - ounce can stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon bottled hot pepper sauce
  • Hot cooked macaroni
  • Dairy sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • Bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • Sliced green onions (optional)


  1. In a 6- to 8-quart Dutch oven, cook meat, onion, celery, and garlic, stirring until meat is brown and onion is tender; drain. Stir in undrained chili beans, tomato sauce, undrained tomatoes, chili powder, and the 1 tablespoon bottled hot pepper sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 2 hours.
  2. Serve chili over hot cooked macaroni. If you like, top with sour cream, cheddar cheese, and green onions, and pass additional hot pepper sauce. Makes 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Bryon Bensen's Chili)

Servings Per Recipe 10, sat. fat (g) 6, fiber (g) 7, carb. (g) 48, vit. C (mg) 6, vit. A (IU) 729, iron (mg) 5, pro. (g) 28, chol. (mg) 68, Fat, total (g) 15, sodium (mg) 1251, calcium (mg) 131, cal. (kcal) 433

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