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I am not a chili purist; this recipe is easy, fast, tastes good, and makes enough for a small crowd. You may want to up the heat level of this version to suit your taste.

1 pound lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes with puree
1 30-ounce can chili beans
1 6-ounce can tomato paste


  1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven or large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat, stirring often, until lighlty browned (5-10 minutes). Drain off excess fat.
  2. Stir in all remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes.

Serves 6

Natalie Haughton, 365 Easy One-Dish Meals. (New York: Harper & Row, 1990), 6.

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