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Make a hearty and comforting meal in no time with this Quick and Easy Chili recipe. With minimal ingredients and effort, you’ll be able to enjoy a warm bowl of chili that’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a satisfying lunch.

Our favorite chili recipe is so quick and easy…just like the name. It only uses five ingredients….yes five! And it doesn’t take that long to make. You might notice many of my recipes are “quick and easy”… I am a fan of those kinds of recipes.

With life being so busy…when it’s not busy, I want to enjoy our family time. So, I really do try to have recipes that are quick and easy to make and taste delicious!

Quick and Easy Chili
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When I make chili, I like to use meatloaf mix, which is a mix of ground beef and pork. Just seems to give it a little extra zing. But using ground beef will work also.  You just need to brown the meat and drain off the excess fat. Then add in the salsa, sauce, and water. 

Quick and Easy Chili

Sprinkle in the chili seasoning, which will give the chili the delicious flavor.  Yumm!  Stir everything together well.  Let it simmer for about 15 minutes.  And there you have it, a quick and easy dinner recipe for your family!  Sometimes we add a little shredded mozzarella cheese once served in the bowl.

I recently made this chili in bread bowls. Sooo yummy! Check out the recipe!  They really are easy to make and make a perfect dinner for those chilly winter days.

Did you make this recipe? If so, please leave a comment and rating below. I love hearing from you

Quick and Easy Chili

Quick and Easy Chili

5 from 2 votes
Make a hearty and comforting meal in no time with this Quick and Easy Chili recipe. With minimal ingredients and effort, you'll be able to enjoy a warm bowl of chili that's perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a satisfying lunch.
Author: Jeannie


  • 1 lb. meatloaf mix or ground beef
  • 1 jar of mild salsa 16 ounce (you can use medium if like a little more of a kick)
  • 1 ½ cup spaghetti sauce your favorite brand
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili seasoning
  • Mozzarella cheese if desired


  • Brown the meat and drain off excess fat.
  • Add in the salsa, sauce, water and chili seasoning.
  • Stir ingredients in well.
  • Simmer on low heat, about 15 minutes
  • Serve in bread bowl or regular bowl.
  • Garnish with shredded mozzarella cheese if desired.

Nutrition information is approximate and is automatically calculated, so should only be used as a guide.

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
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About Jeannie

I love to make simple yet delicious dinners. Time with my family is so important to me so I try to make quick and easy dinner recipes most of the time. I also love to bake and my family loves the job of being my taste testers!

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  1. Erin Williams says:

    chili is always perfect on a cold February day! yum!

    1. says:

      I agree Erin! Thanks!

  2. Karen @ Seasonal Cravings says:

    It’s a rainy day here and this looks very comforting!

    1. says:

      Chili has that affect on us! :o)

  3. Jessica DeMay says:

    This is such a great idea!! I never thought of mixing salsa and spaghetti sauce. What a great quick dinner- and it looks delicious!!

    1. says:

      Thanks Jessica! :o)

      1. Jessica DeMay says:

        Update: We LOVE this chili!! I have made it more than once and I love how easy it is 🙂 Perfect for those busy nights! Thanks for the great recipe, Jeannie!

        1. Jeannie Z says:

          Thanks Jessica! So glad to hear that you love it as much as us! :o)

  4. Barbara says:

    5 stars
    This is the simplest chili that I have ever tried. And very good. We had our first snow storm of the season last week in South Dakota and this was just the right dinner to make. I agree with Jessica, thanks for sharing Jeannie!

    1. Jeannie Z says:

      It really is easy to make Barbara! Perfect for those cold, winter days! Stay warm!