Super Bowl Food Staple: Chili con Carne Guest Post

Monday, January 07, 2013

Super Bowl Food Staple: Chili con Carne

Now that the holidays are over, focus is shifting to another winter celebration—the Super Bowl!  Just as Thanksgiving is known for turkey and mashed potatoes, Super Bowl Sunday and the playoff season in general are also famous for certain dishes that typically fall into the category of “meaty,” “cheesy” or simply “messy and delicious.”  From buffalo chicken dip to chips and guac, there are a few dishes you should be ready to throw together this month, and one of the easiest and yummiest of these football foods is chili.

Not only is chili one of the most classic football-watching foods of all time, but it’s also the perfect dish to warm you up this winter!  It’s hard to think of a more comforting dinner than a bubbling pot of beef and beans served with a side of cornbread or rice, and there are dozens of easy chili recipes to choose from.  Since chili is also so easy to make, it’s one of those dinner ideas that’s perfect to save for busy weeknights when you don’t feel like spending tons of time at the stove.  
Try out this yummy recipe for Chili con Carne for dinner this week, and keep the recipe on hand for your Super Bowl party in February!  It couldn’t be easier—it only uses 7 ingredients and is ready in just 30 minutes.  Enjoy!

Chili con Carne (from ReadySetEat®)
Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 30 min
Serves: 8 (1 cup each)

1 pound ground round beef (85% lean)
¾ cup chopped yellow onion
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 10 oz cans Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies, undrained
1 14.25 oz can beans in chili seasoned sauce
1 8 oz can Hunt’s® Tomato Sauce

Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat; add beef, onion and garlic.  Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until beef is crumbled and no longer pink; drain.
Stir in chili powder.  Add undrained tomatoes, chili beans and tomato sauce; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes.  
Top with sour cream, shredded cheese, sliced jalapeƱos or crushed tortilla chips, if desired.  

Author Bio: This is a guest post by Meredith K. on behalf of ReadySetEat®.  For other easy recipes for dinner, along with this recipe, visit


  1. Looks hardy and yummy! Gotta have chili with the super bowl for sure! This looks like a great recipe to try! Thanks for sharing it!

    1. Hope it turns out well for you Danni! Chili with the Super Bowl is an absolute must.

  2. Hi Jessica! This looks SO delicious!! I want to try it out! I just discovered your blog through the hop, I'm now following on GFC and can't wait to read more!

    Lauren x


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