Darn Good Chili


This darn good chili is the best concoction on this side of the Rio Grande! Not for the faint of heart.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • ½ medium red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce

  • 1 cup salsa

  • ¼ cup taco sauce

  • 3 tablespoons chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 large bay leaf

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained


  1. Cook ground beef, onion, and bell pepper in a large stockpot over medium-high heat until beef is browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain off excess fat.

  2. Stir in diced tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, salsa, taco sauce, chili powder, garlic, and bay leaf. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 1/2 hours.

  3. Stir in kidney beans and cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Discard bay leaf and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

384 Calories
18g Fat
34g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 964mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 24mg 121%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 681mg 14%

* 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.

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