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Chili From Leftover Sauce

Don't let leftover sauce go to waste–turn it into a delicious chili with this recipe! Ground beef, beans, and a few simple spices are all you need to transform your leftover sauce into a hearty and comforting meal. Serve it up with some sour cream, bread, or cheese for a cozy dinner at home.

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99% would make again
Chili From Leftover Sauce

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for 12 servings

  • 1 lb ground beef (455 g)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups tomato sauce (675 g)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 16 oz kidney bean (425 g), 1 can
  • 12 oz black beans (375 g), 1 can
  • sour cream, for serving
  • cheddar cheese, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 189
  • Fat 7g
  • Carbs 19g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Protein 16g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a heavy bottom pot, brown the ground beef with the onions, pepper, and garlic on medium heat.
  2. Add the sauce and spices and bring to a simmer.
  3. Add the beans and simmer, covered, for 30 to 45 minutes.
  4. Serve warm with sour cream and cheddar cheese.
  5. Enjoy!
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Chili From Leftover Sauce

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