Salsa Ranch Skillet Chili made in less than 30 minutes and in one pot!

This Salsa Ranch Skillet Chili hits every requirement you would want in a meal:

  • Easy: Just chop a few ingredients and throw everything together in one large skillet
  • Frugal: Aside from the hamburger meat (which we recommend purchasing grass-fed and grass-finished), all the other ingredients can be purchased for pretty inexpensively
  • Quick: Remember how we said all you need to do is chop a few ingredients and throw everything together in one large skillet? Well, from start to finish, this recipe takes 30 minutes tops
  • Tasty: Our Salsa Ranch Skillet Chili is hearty, comforting, and incredibly finger-licking good
  • Filling: You really don’t need anything else with this meal, but if you really want to add something else, a side of cornbread would be delicious. (pppsst… we have a cornbread baking mix coming soon)
  • Leftover approved: Cook once, eat twice. One recipe makes quite a large serving so you can save the rest and eat it for lunch, or dinner again (we can’t be the only ones that have eaten the same thing two nights in a row)

We could all use a little more recipes under our wing that require minimal dishes to dirty and is ready to eat in 30 minutes, right? Enjoy!

Note: If you like spicy food, don’t be afraid to substitute the mild salsa for a medium or hot version.

Salsa Ranch Skillet Chili

Salsa Ranch Skillet Chili made in less than 30 minutes and in one pot!

Ingredients:

  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Real Food Ranch mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 15oz tomato sauce
  • 16oz jar mild salsa
  • 16oz can pinto beans
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes (canned or fresh)
  • 8oz brown rice rotini or penne pasta, uncooked (we love the Jovial brand of brown rice pasta)
  • 1 cup fresh grated colby and/or monterey jack cheese, optional

Directions:

  1. Brown ground beef with onion and green pepper in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add in Real Food Ranch mix, water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, salsa, and pinto beans; bring to a boil
  3. Stir in pasta and reduce heat to medium-low
  4. Simmer for 12-15 minutes or until pasta is tender; stirring occasionally
  5. Remove from heat and top with cheese