Recipe Friday: Chili Cheeseburger Stew

I made this on a day when I didn’t have anything planned for dinner, or anything in mind. I started with a pound of burger and some onions, and kept throwing stuff in. Turned out pretty good; and it’s all in one pot.
I’ve been trying to use up a “government cheese” block someone gave us that we’ve had for a long time. It’s like Velveeta, I guess: rather a soft, yellow cheese-like substance. I don’t know if it’s real cheese or not. You can use whatever cheese you like in this recipe; cheddar, mexican, monterey jack, colby – all, I think, would go well.
I used part of a bag of frozen corn, but the amount was about a can’s worth.
This went really well with corn bread. In fact, you could put this in a casserole dish, spread corn bread dough on top, and bake in the oven at 350° for about 20 minutes. What we did was put some baked cornbread in the bowl with the stew.

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 30 min


1 pound ground beef or whatever kind of ground meat you have

1 medium onion, diced

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 8.3 ounce can baked beans (I used Bush’s Original)

1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1 (14.5-ounce) can corn, drained

5 ounces choice of cheese, cubed


In a medium-size pot, brown the burger and onion. Add the garlic; cook and stir one minute.
Add the baked beans, stir.
Add the green chilies, chili powder, and corn; stir. Heat to bubbling.
Stir in the cheese. Cook, and stir occasionally, until the cheese is melted.
Serve hot.

11 thoughts on “Recipe Friday: Chili Cheeseburger Stew

  1. oui…hold the cheese for me Kathy although truthfully I make chili just to throw in most of the frig leftovers (steak chunks, roast chunks, veggies, peppers, the dabs of cottage cheese and sour cream. If I happen to get carried away it ends up with some ghost pepper in it and my wife can’t / won’t even try I brought some to our recent church potluck and put a sign (Spicy with picture of fire extinguisher) on it.

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    1. 😄 Hey, you gotta use up those leftovers somehow!
      My husband likes the cheese more than I do. It’s not that I don’t like the taste (I do), but it doesn’t like me. The rest of the leftovers belong to him.
      What is ghost pepper??

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      1. I believe it’s the 3rd hottest pepper in the world. If you put a few discernable flakes in your chili, it will be the hottest bowl of chili you have ever had. A hundred times hotter than jalapeno. I have three shakers full .It Seems to show up as birthday and Christmas gifts.

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