This is one my husband's favorite dinner. We usually make this once or twice a month during the winter. It's super simple and takes less than 45 minutes to make. I can even make it almost one handed, which was perfect for me since our daughter always wants attention while I am cooking.
1 lb. ground beef (or chicken or turkey...any are good)
1 cup corn (or any combination of vegetables that you want in your chili)
1/4 cup thick and chunky salsa
1 can diced tomatoes; undrained
1 can kidney beans; drained and rinsed
2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup cheddar cheese; divided
1/4 cup sour cream
1)Cook the ground beef in large saucepan until cooked through; stirring occasionally. Drain, if necessary. Add corn and salsa; cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
2)Add undrained tomatoes, drained and rinsed beans, chili powder and garlic powder; stir until well blended. Cook until heated through; stirring occasionally. Stir in 3/4 cup cheddar cheese until melted.
3)Serve! Top servings evenly with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and 1/4 cup sour cream.
This is really good with a side of cornbread or corn chips thrown in.