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Here is one you can put on your weeknight recipe repertoire. This Easy Weeknight Chili is also a great option for lower-carb dieters since there are no beans in this recipe. It’s also under 500 calories for those calorie counters out there.
A typical beef chili needs quite a bit of simmering time to get those flavors to meld. But I have a secret ingredient to share with you….. and it’s enchilada sauce! Instead of simmering for hours you can use enchilada sauce to add some flavor. Now one very important TIP: Use an enchilada sauce you love!!! This is where this Easy Weeknight Chili gets most of it’s flavor from. I haven’t found a canned enchilada sauce that I liked until I tried Frontera brand enchilada sauce. It’s pretty new, but I’ve seen it at Kroger, Sprouts and Thrive Market. I highly recommend this brand for this recipe. Or make your own enchilada sauce.
Not only does this recipe make a great chili but my husband actually made a sloppy joe out of it because it’s nice and thick and does tend to have the consistency of a sloppy joe filling. He loved it! So, I’ve got a very versatile one for you here this week. Top this with your favorite chili toppings, mine are smoked gouda and sour cream with a few saltine crackers. How do you top your chili? Let me know in the comments below.
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