Cheesy Hash Brown Chili Recipe

Frugal and kid-friendly cheesy hash brown chili! Recipe at PintSizeFarm.com

Cheesy Hash Brown Chili

This cheesy hash brown chili is easy to make. It originally came from Every Day with Rachael Ray (and is posted with permission). The ingredients are less than $10 and will be even less if you are able to use your own garden fresh vegetables and beans.

Ingredients for Cheesy Hash Brown Chili

  • 2 Tbs Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 2 Tbs chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 pound frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1 can beans
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions to make cheesy hash brown chili

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, chili powder, and cumin and cook, stirring until the onion is soft (about 5 minutes). Stir in the tomato paste. Add the beef and cook, breaking up the meat for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the beans and tomatoes (with their juice) and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, partially cover and simmer, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes. Transfer to an 8 x 11 inch baking dish.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl combine the potatoes and cheese. Scatter he potato mixture over the chili. Bake until the potatoes are cooked through and the chili is bubbling (about 35 minutes).

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