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Chili For Two

"This flavorful chili is still thick and hearty even though it makes a small batch," confirms Norma Grogg of St. Louis, Missouri. "I serve it with a salad of grapefruit and avocado slices."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Optional: Sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and chopped cilantro


  • In a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook one minute longer. Drain. Stir in beans, tomatoes and spices; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer until heated through, 10-15 minutes. If desired, top with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and chopped cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 339 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 948mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 17g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • Kelli
    Jan 2, 2021

    This is perfect. I can’t keep a lot of leftovers because I have a very small refrigerator so freezing things is not an option. This was the perfect meal and I am appreciative of not having much left over.

  • Old Monarch
    Dec 21, 2020

    Chili for 2??? There's only 2 of us, but I find that the beauty of making a larger batch of chili is that I can vary the ingredients (different combinations of beans, tomatoes, spices, etc.) and it keeps SO well. While your recipe sounds really good, I LOVE having LEFTOVER chili, in the fridge, for a go-to dinner (over rice or pasta), for the 2 of us!!!

  • gunslinger
    Oct 13, 2019

    Great flavor! If you like spicy chili you might want to add a little cayenne or hot sauce. I love the fact that it is a small batch recipe!

  • sd20
    Feb 16, 2019

    Made as directed and was was good enough for the easiness of the receipe.

  • JeanieMink
    Feb 11, 2014

    This was tasty and fast. I used Mexican tomato sauce w/jalapenos instead of the diced tomatoes. I also used a little shake of chili flakes instead of chili powder. I omitted the cumin as I didn't have it and it all came out delicious!

  • tlbdlb4evr
    Nov 26, 2013

    This was a little "bland" for my husband, so I altered it a little. I swapped out the diced tomatoes for Rotel Medium diced tomatoes. He liked it very much, but still thought it could be a little spicier.

  • LloydB
    Nov 19, 2013

    I made this recipe with hamburger once it was very good. The next time I subtitled the hamburger with hot Italian sausage, made it a little spicier.

  • trudypost
    Jul 19, 2013

    This was the best chili I've ever had. My husband also enjoyed it.

  • chris28304
    Dec 13, 2012

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  • kcc1108
    Jan 23, 2012

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