Leslie’s Easiest-Ever Chili

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Chili tends to be a popular offering any time of year. Some like it prepared on the hot-and-spicy side while others prefer it mild. Leslie Martin simply refers to her recipe as the Easiest Ever Chili. 

While it may be tough to prove, the resident of the 1300 block of Castle Avenue does keep her recipe simple with her three-step process of browning the meat, adding the flavor and simmering. Once the meal is complete, feel free to judge as to whether or not the recipe lives up to its billing.


1 pound of ground turkey or beef

1 15.5-ounce can of red kidney beans

1 16-ounce jar of salsa

16 ounces of water

1 teaspoon of dried cilantro

Chili powder, to taste


Brown the turkey or beef in a frying pan and then add all of the remaining ingredients to the pan. Lower the heat and simmer until it reaches desired consistency, for about 25 minutes.

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