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Tori's Beanless Chili Recipe
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Tori's Beanless Chili

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 14 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 03, 2013

Tons of flavor & the perfect consistency. A new favorite!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 14, 2015

Bland. This is probably the some of the worst chili I've ever had. It had an odd texture, very runny.


8 Ratings

Feb 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!

Nov 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.

Jan 25, 2015

Good taste but needs cumin and chili pepper to ground the flavor. Depending on how you much liquid you like in your chilli it probably only needs two cups of v8.

Jan 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! :-)

Dec 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.

Nov 07, 2014

Loved this! Made a few minor tweaks- personal preference more than anything. I only used 2 of the 4 red peppers and I added cumin and minced garlic. It gets even better as leftovers.


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  • Calories
  • 368 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 22.3 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 21.8 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 1275 mg
  • 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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