What's the DISH?

Join us each month as we highlight and celebrate the JA Team favorites! Take the opportunity to learn just a little more about how each of us creates our own JA Magic and about our personalities as we share our favorite recipes, hobbies, and local restaurants - from our family to yours.

This month’s Dish features Michelle Anderson, an Account Manager here at JA Benefits.

Michelle joined the JA Benefits team in April 2008. In the past 9 years, Michelle has worked with JA Benefits’ large group employers, helping them through benefit renewals, quoting, and day-to-day activity.

She enjoys the outdoors, watching her children play ball, reading, and decorating.

Michelle's JA Magic

Homemade Chili

Michelle loves dining in with this homemade chili recipe.


  • 2 lbs of Lean Hamburger
  • 2 cans of Chili Magic Chili Starter
  • 1 can of Regular Tomatoes
  • 1 can of Rotel Tomatoes
  • 2-3 cups of water
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • ¾ c of noodles
  • Salt & pepper to taste

How to make it:

Cut onion and green pepper into small pieces and add to hamburger.  Cook until brown, drain, then add tomatoes and cook on high until boiling.  Add water to your likeness of soupiness.  Reduce temperature to simmer and cook for 2 hours, add noodles a half hour before chili is done.

Ruth’s Chris, Indianapolis, Indiana

Michelle’s favorite restaurant is Ruth’s Chris in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her favorite dish is the Fillet Mignon, cooked medium, with a loaded baked potato and a side salad with ranch.

“Chris and I enjoy the food and the atmosphere of this restaurant for our birthdays and/or anniversary.”

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Visit Ruth's Chris Steak House

45 Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225

Thanks for joining us for this month’s Dish!

If you try a recipe or restaurant, be sure to let us know. Don’t forget to come back next month for more yummy favorites!