Easy Chili With Pork And Beans

I like left handed gloves. Although, on the other hand, I don’t.


Take off your gloves and whip up some easy chili. Only one thing to chop and then everything is poured into the pot and emerges a wonderful, warming dinner.

We just recently had this chili and my youngest has already requested it for his birthday dinner in two weeks. (“The EXACT recipe, Mum”, he said since he knows how hard it is for me to not be constantly trying something similar and yet new.)

Easy Chili With Pork And Beans


1 lb ground beef
1 onion, diced
1/2 cup brown sugar
12 oz tomato juice
1 can tomato soup
20 oz can of pork and beans (I used Campbell’s out of sheer childhood nostalgia)
1 Tbs chili powder or to taste
Optional toppings: sour cream, cheddar cheese, green onion, cilantro, tortilla chips, pickled jalapeño slices


1. Cook ground meat with onions.

2. Drain excess grease and add remaining ingredients.

3. Cook on low for one hour or longer.

Serve with toppings.

Serves 4 to 6

Recipe from Ruth Luurtsema

How about a song that is easy on the ears?

Catchy. You feel like clapping along (Again, you’ll have to take off your gloves).

Soak up that violin. Blast those horns.

“And when I look to the shape of the sky,
I give thanks for this hollow chest of mine,
that I no longer feel, the great weight of ordeals,
that can make this life so unkind

If there’s any love in me, don’t let it show,
oh and if there’s any love in me, don’t let it grow ”
Noah And The Whale-Shape Of My Heart

Check out Noah And The Whale on the band’s Website. I love the Tape Deck.

Noah And The Whale are currently on tour in the US. Be sure to buy their music.

This song is on my Festive Fifty list for 2011.


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4 Responses to Easy Chili With Pork And Beans

  1. I have two Noah & The Whale songs in my list. I like the entire cd. :-) The chili looks delicious, and I’ve been in the mood for a bowl lately. Looks like a nice change-up.

  2. Agnes says:

    Loving Noah & The Whale myself. ‘Tonight’s The Kinda Night’ is my favourite I reckon.

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  4. Lisa says:

    Wrong on so many levels!

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