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Chili From Leftover Sauce

from the video 6 Ways to Reuse Leftover Pasta Sauce ▶︎

by Vaughn Vreeland

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for 12 servings

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


  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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