Saturday, March 5, 2011

Twenty-Minute Chili

I received this recipe the other day in my Inbox. There was a chill in the air outside, and chili sounded great for dinner! This was pretty simple and quite delicious. I modified it a bit, including making it a meatless. Since my husband generally likes his soups/chilis pretty thin, I tripled the amount of liquid in this dishes. I have included the original ingredients in brackets or you can visit the link above for the original recipe on
Twenty-Minute Chili
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups chili, 1/2 cup rice, and 1 tablespoon cheese)


  • 1 c long-grain white rice [originial recipe: 1 (3 1/2-ounce) bag boil-in-bag long-grain rice]
  • 1 T vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c dried, minced onion [originial recipe: 1 cup chopped onion]
  • 3/4 c chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 (15-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed [originial recipe: 1/2  pound  ground turkey breast]
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 tsp Wrcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14.5-oz can Southwestern-style diced tomatoes with green chiles, jalapeƱos, and lime juice, undrained [original recipe: 1 (14.5-ounce) can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes with jalapeƱo peppers and spices, undrained]
  • 2 (5.5-oz) cans V8 [original recipe: 1 (5.5-ounce) can tomato juice]
  • 1 (5.5-oz) can of water (use empty V8 can) [original recipe did not call for water]
  • 1/4  cup (1-oz) preshredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese


Cook rice according to package directions.

While rice cooks, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, [and turkey]. Cook 3 minutes or until done. Stir in chili powder and the next 9 ingredients (chili powder through water); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.

Serve over rice, and sprinkle with cheese.


  1. Thank you for the chili recipe, been searching around here today looking for one to try. Hubby wants chili on this chilly day, wet and cold, yuck. I have everything I need now to the kitchen we go, will try not to get any on the puter, haha. There is somedays I could probably lick batter off of my poor lap top, should really think about getting glass then I wouldn't have to have the puter sitting right there, haha. But thanks!

  2. Thanks for stopping by (and leaving a comment). Hope the chili was tasty!!



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