Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Taco Chili

Is there anything better on a cool day that a pot of soup or chili? I think not! That's why we love this dish! Even though the temps around here aren't THAT cold yet, it's always to nice to know that this chili is in the wings. And guess what else this is besides good? EASY!! That's what. This can be thrown together in no time and served up lickety-split! Make some Mexican cornbread if you're of a mind, or serve this with chips or warmed flour tortillas. Don't forget the grated cheese!
Taco Chili
1 pound ground beef
1 small onion ~ diced
1 15-ounce can pinto beans (undrained)
1 15-ounce can corn (undrained)
1 8-ounce can of tomato sauce OR 1 cup of salsa (any kind)
1 package taco mix
1 teaspoon (or more) chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large dutch oven, saute the onion with a little olive oil for about 5 minutes.
Add the ground beef and cook until the meat is done.
Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, then serve.

Okay....so I'm missing a picture. I'm not sure what happened to the ingredient picture I took so just pretend there's a picture here that includes: ground beef, onion, tomato sauce, pinto beans, corn, taco mix, chili powder and salt and pepper.

Saute the onions then throw 
the meat in there to brown.

Add the rest of the ingredients.

Bring to a boil then reduce heat 
to a simmer for about 20 minutes.

Serve it up!