Tori's Beanless Chili


This is a big pot of chili, great for when you have company; or you can freeze half and serve it again on a cold night when you don't feel like cooking. This is not too spicy for my young kids but flavorful enough to please the adults.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
14 servings


  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 large onions, diced

  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 red bell peppers, seeded and diced

  • 4 cups tomato-vegetable juice cocktail (such as V8®)

  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes

  • 1 (26 ounce) can tomato soup (such as Campbell's®)

  • 1 pound chorizo sausage, ground

  • 2 (4 ounce) cans diced green chiles

  • 3 tablespoons chili powder (such as McCormick®)

  • 1 tablespoon adobo seasoning (rojo adobo) (Optional)


  1. Bring water to a boil in a large soup pot, reduce heat to low, and cook onions in the simmering water until translucent, 5 to 8 minutes. Add ground beef to onions; cook and stir until ground beef is browned and crumbly, about 10 more minutes. Sprinkle beef with salt and black pepper as it cooks. Drain excess grease.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir bell peppers in the hot oil until softened, about 5 minutes. Add peppers to meat mixture. Stir vegetable juice cocktail, diced tomatoes, tomato soup, chorizo sausage, green chiles, chili powder, and adobo seasoning into mixture until combined.

  3. Bring chili to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until thickened, about 30 minutes. Cover and continue simmering to blend flavors, about 20 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

368 Calories
22g Fat
19g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 368
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 1247mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 108mg 541%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 801mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.