Karen's Chili Con Carne Soup


A delicious and hearty chili con carne that is also easy to make. The small addition of brown sugar and touch of vinegar in combination with the chili powder gives the soup an enticing flavor trio. Add more or less to suit your individual tastes. Offer cornbread like my Mom did and you have a tasty, tempting meal.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 cup diced onions

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 (28 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes

  • 1 (16 ounce) can navy beans, with juice

  • 1 (16 ounce) can red chili beans in sauce

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper

  • ½ cup diced celery

  • ¼ cup light brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oil in a stockpot over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef; cook and stir until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Mix in tomatoes, navy beans, chili beans, black beans, green bell pepper, celery, brown sugar, vinegar, chili powder, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer until thick, at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

407 Calories
16g Fat
42g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 1206mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 23mg 113%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 990mg 21%

* 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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