Chili IV


My mother was given this recipe by a friend years ago. I've made it for many occasions...perfect for Super Bowl parties (Go Rams!) or taking to work. I have yet to prepare it without getting multiple requests for the recipe. It's a great recipe to freeze or make ahead -- it tastes great the second day!

Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed French onion soup

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans

  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa

  • 1 cup cola-flavored carbonated beverage


  1. In a deep skillet or large saucepan, cook beef with oil and salt over medium heat until brown.

  2. Meanwhile, puree French onion soup in a blender until smooth.

  3. Drain meat. Stir pureed soup into meat, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.

  4. Stir in chili powder, cumin, pepper, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and beans until well combined. Stir in cocoa and cola. Heat through and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

348 Calories
16g Fat
29g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 348
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 1069mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 522mg 11%

* 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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