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No-Chop Chili

I see snow and you know what that means?! Who am I kidding, the day after Labor Day I’m on the chili wagon but snowy weather is a great excuse to get some cooking on the stove. I’ve been making this chili FOREVER. It definitely ranks up there as one of the few recipes I ever made living in NYC as a college graduate: 1) because no one cooks when they live in the city and 2) because you will never find an easier recipe. This will take you less than 10 minutes to put together and there is no chopping involved. Quick + easy + delicious = winner.


1 lb ground beef, turkey or bison

2 cups water

1 1/2 cups frozen whole kernel corn

1 cup bottled salsa, Trader Joe’s Double Roasted salsa works well for this

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes

1 (15oz) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed


  1. Cook meat in a large dutch oven.

  2. Stir-in water and remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce heat and simmer low for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. I top this with sour cream, scallions, avocado and Cholula…and sometimes a little cheese.



Simply Sarah is about making simple changes in our habits to live a happier, healthier life. Food and fitness go hand-in-hand and my goal is to help you find that balance. I strongly believe you are what you continually do and never so much as with how you take care of your body both inside and out. I want to show you that there is a difference between having a diet and being on a diet (clearly you know the one I support!). Want a more personalized food plan and workout schedule? Drop me a message for information on my monthly challenge groups!

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