17 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 82% would make again

Ready in 2 hours

I'm not a real big chili fan but I love this. You can leave out the veggies if you don't like them. Once I ran out of tomato paste and used some spaghetti sauce instead and it turned out just as good.


2 pounds fresh ground beef
1 qt. Tomato juice
29 oz tomato puree; (29 oz can)
15 oz red beans; drained
1 medium onion; (1 1/2 cups), chopped
1/2 C. Celery; diced
1/4 C. Green pepper; diced
1/4 C. Chili powder
1 tsp cumin; (if you like real flavor, add more)
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper, oregano, sugar; (1/2 tsp each)
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Original recipe makes 8 Servings



In a frying pan, brown the ground beef; drain. Put the drained beef and the remaining ingredients into a 6-quart pot. Cover the pot; let it simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes.

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This is very good. Made it last weekend. I was putting up against my usual Chili recipe and I think this one won! One change, browned the beef in a skillet then the onions and garlic and put it all in the pressure cooker. Same flavour developed in a quarter of the time B
jeffleggej5j4 7m ago

Best Chili I Ever Made!! If you like chili with a kick add a little more red pepper!!
12panthermom 1y ago

Not complete
doncello 2y ago

bj72 3y ago

chelseadixon 3y ago

Soooooo good! This is now our staple chili recipe! Ty!
kristy74115 3y ago

Awesome recipe. I'm not a big fan of spending lots of time preparing and this was real easy - a big hit
mariasullivan 4y ago

I made 2 batches... one with ground beef and the other with Yves Veggie ground round. Both turned out great. Although I did put a little less tomato juice in the veggie chili because our vegetarian teen is not a tomato fan and prefered hers more on the chuncky side, everyone who tried it commented that the veggie version was a little bit tastier. I agree. I also added jalapeño peppers with only some of the seeds to add some kick to it :)
stickygreenthumb 6y ago

Loved it, family loved it and will definietly make it again!
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