Thursday, May 28, 2009

Quick Beef Chili and Corn Recipe

Tonight I prepared one of my 3-Month Food Storage Supply menus for my family. My husband said I could serve this to him anytime! The teens said it was okay, but wished the diced tomatoes weren't in it. My 4 year-old ate her biscuit, and bites of roast beef and beans, minus everything else in the chili. Even so, this meal is a keeper for us, and so easy to prepare.

Quick Beef Chili and Corn
from Emergency Food in a Nutshell (great book!)

3 ½ c. soaked and cooked dry kidney beans OR
2 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, drained (I used 1 can kidney beans, 1 can pinto beans)
1 (15 oz.) can corn, drained
1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (12 oz.) can beef chunks, undrained and broken up
1 ½ c. water
1 c. chunky salsa
½ t. cumin
½ t. chili powder (optional)
½ t. sugar (if no sugar in canned corn)

Combine ingredients in pan and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serves 4 – 5 (actually 5 - 6 for us.)

I also prepared the baking powder biscuits from the Betty Crocker cookbook.


  1. Thanks for this post. I have to teach a class about beans this week and I am looking for great ideas.

    I love the blog. Thanks for your work.

  2. Sounds like a great recipe. I would use this in my SolarOven.
    Question - where do you get canned beef chunks. I do have deydrated, but of course, that means extra water. We are trying to find emergency meals that require no water be added. Bellen

  3. Wow, your blog is great! Do you mind if I link to it from our ward's Relief Society blog? I know you have some personal family stuff on here as well, so I completely understand if you'd prefer that I not. But I appreciate all the information you have shared on here. It's so helpful!

  4. Here are my resources for 12 oz. canned roast beef. Super Walmart sells it for $3.25. sells Hormel for $3.50 per can, and Libby for $3.22 (never tried Libby) and you can get free shipping if you spend more than $25.00. Most other grocery stores are about $4.50. This size is perfect for recipes.

  5. To Charity Never Faileth: Of course you may link to my blog and share it with others. Thanks for your nice comments!


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