A simmering pot of chili for a quick and easy dinner

Students living in apartments and men and women who have to do their own cooking or eat out like these easy chili recipes. When it's cold outside and you're hungry, too, it fills the bill like nothing else.

Chili Con Carne can always be an entree for an evening meal in my family. Here are two simple recipes that are favorites. Either can be put together quickly, simmered for half an hour, and be ready to serve.

Once the chili is simmering, prepare a Cabbage and Pineapple Salad to serve with it, along with crusty Garlic Bread or hot cornbread. Easy Chili 2 tablespoons oil 1 pound hamburger 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 can tomato soup 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 chopped onion 1 can (No. 2 1/2) red kidney beans 1 small can mushrooms, drained Salt and pepper

Brown hamburger in oil. Cover with cold water and add all other ingredients in order given. Simmer for 1/2 hour and serve.

This can be hotter or less hot according to preference. Use a few dashes of Tabasco sauce to make it hotter. Serve with Garlic Bread and Cabbage and Pineapple Salad, and your meal is complete. Mexican Chili 2 tablespoons salad oil or shortening 1 cup chopped onions 1 1/2 pound ground beef 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 3 dashes cayenne pepper 1 cup canned tomatoes 1 can (No. 2 1/2) red kidney beans

Brown onions and meat in fat in a skillet. Add tomatoes and seasonings and cook 1/2 hour to 45 minutes over slow heat. Add beans and cook for 3 to 5 minutes more. Serve hot with Garlic Bread or Garlic Toast. Cabbage and Pineapple Salad 2 to 3 cups shredded cabbage 1 small can crushed pineapple, drained

Toss together lightly and serve with Chili Con Carne. No dressing or seasoning is needed. Garlic Bread 1 loaf French or Italian bread 1 clove garlic or garlic spread Butter

Peel and chop garlic. If garlic spread is used, slice bread, butter it, then add garlic spread over the butter. Cut French bread crosswise into serving-size pieces, almost but not quite through to the bottom. The loaf should still be held together in the shape of a loaf. Spread one side of cut slices with butter , the same side of slice for the entire loaf.

Drop pieces of chopped garlic in between cuts of bread and push loaf back together again into shape. If garlic spread is used instead of chopped garlic, spread it over the buttered side. Place loaf in hot oven until heated through and serve. Garlic Toast Toast Butter Garlic salt

Toast your favorite bread with toaster. Spread with butter and sprinkle with garlic salt.

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