Classic Chili for Two Recipe

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This Classic Chili for Two Recipe is the perfect amount for two people and doesn’t require a lot of prep or cooking time. It is seasoned perfectly for my taste, that being just slightly on the hot side, but if you like it hot; you can turn up the heat by increasing the spices.

If you like chili and your cooking for two give this one a try.

Classic Chili for Two Recipe
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Larry
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Serves: 2

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Adapted from Cooking for Two Cookbook


Classic Chili for Two Recipe

  • Author: Cullys Kitchen


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • ½ green or red bell pepper (cut into ½ inch pieces)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed and minced)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 12 ounces lean ground beef
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces)
  • 1 can kidney beans (drained and rinsed)


  1. In a large saucepan using the oil over medium heat cook the onion, green pepper, and garlic seasoned with the cumin, coriander, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, and ¼ teaspoon salt; cook until vegetables start to soften. (3 – 5 minutes) break the ground beef up into the mixture and continue cooking until ground beef is no longer pink inside.
  2. Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and kidney beans, bring mixture to a simmer. Cover and cook for 45 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove lid and continue cooking until chili starts to thicken. (if chili is already thickened skip the last step – if chili starts to stick add ¼ cup water.
  3. Serve hot and enjoy.

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