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.

Tori

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
14 servings
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

368 calories; protein 21.8g; carbohydrates 19.3g; fat 22.3g; cholesterol 67.9mg; sodium 1247.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2013
Tons of flavor & the perfect consistency. A new favorite! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/21/2015
I did not care for this recipe. I thought it was bland. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2013
Tons of flavor & the perfect consistency. A new favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2014
This recipe was a huge hit with my husband and friends. I'm not an onion fan but even without them the taste was really good. Great for a cold winter day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2015
I followed the recipe to a T except I browned the chorizo before adding it to the chilli pot. My hubby hates beans so I was in search of a good bra less chilli. THIS IS IT! I love beans and didn't miss them in this chilli at all. It will be my go to recipe from now on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2014
This was a good recipe. I was a little apprehensive about adding the tomato soup and tomato juice but it worked out well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2014
Great recipe! I didn't bother with the water. We never missed the beans. Definitely will make again. Just the right amount of spice. I did halve the recipe and adjusted the tomatoes until it looked enough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2015
I love chili and my husband hates beans. So I've been searching for a good beanless chili. This one is delicious but unfortunately my husband is not a fan. More for me!! I did not include the sausage because I simply don't like it but apart from that modification I stuck with the recipe. It made a TON. I had 4 quarts leftover...after two full bowls for dinner. The flavor is really good. I might decrease the amount of peppers next time just for preference. All in all a great recipe and one I will make again...all for me!:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2015
Added a scoop of cocoa and used jarred fire roasted red bell peppers instead of fresh. Spectacular with corn cheese fritos and jalapeño garnishes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2015
I halved this recipe. Other reviews said it was not spicy enough so I added only the sauce from a small can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Spicy and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2015
This had a great flavor and tasted even better the second day. Makes a good amount. I'm making this for the office chili cookoff contest! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/21/2015
I did not care for this recipe. I thought it was bland. Read More
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