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Small Batch Chili

This small batch chili recipe makes about 2-4 servings of chili and is the perfect recipe to make it you live on your own or with one other person. There will be enough for leftovers, but not so much that you'll have to eat it for the rest of your life. 


Small Batch Chili


Small Batch Chili:

This recipe is a perfect base chili recipe that you can adapt depending on your preferences. If you like your chili to be more spicy, feel free to add jalapeƱos or more chili powder. If you don't like it spicy, feel free to add less spices to the recipe.  


This recipe can be made in either a slow cooker or on the stove. If you are cooking in a slow cooker brown the meat in a pan on the stove, and then throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on low all day long.  If you're cooking in a pot on the stove follow the recipe card below.


Small Batch Chili

Ingredients for Chili:

For this chili recipe you will need quite a few ingredients, all of them are easily accessible at your regualr grocery store. You will need:
  • 1/2lb Ground beef
  • 1/4 cup Onion
  • 1/2 cup Canned Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 8oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can Mild Chili Beans, don't drain/rinse
  • 1/2 cup Canned Dark Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Corn
  • 1/2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Shredded cheese, sour cream, and chips for optional garnish

Small Batch Chili

Tips for Small Batch Cooking:

With this recipe you use a lot of small quantities of ingredients, that may involve opening a lot of cans and not using all of the contents. If you're frequently making small batch recipes, it is a good practice to store excess ingredients in plastic bags and store them in the freezer until the next time you need them. I do this by sealing them in the bag, writing what it is on the bag, along with the date. Ingredients can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. 


This recipe uses a 1/2 pound of ground beef. You can either buy a pound at the grocery store and freeze half of it, or you can go to the butcher counter at the store and ask them to give you 1/2 a pound of ground beef. The latter option will help save money on food expenses. 


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