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Nicole's Accident Chili Recipe

Nicole's Accident Chili

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"I call this my accident chili because I tried to find a great chili recipe and couldn't, so I just started adding things and by accident it was great. If you are looking for a sweet or spicy recipe this is not it. This is just a traditional good recipe."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef and cook the onion until tender. Drain grease.
  2. In a pot, mix the beef and onion, beans, vegetable juice, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and tomatoes. Season with salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 17, 2011

This is a great base chili recipe. Just a few added ingredients to customize it to my families tastes is all it took. The creator has not pretended it to be the best only that she invented it by accident and it turned out pretty good. She even says that it's not for those who may like a spicey or sweet chili. Thanks for sharing it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 06, 2011

I made this but it taste like bean soup instead of Chili. I had to add chilli seasoning to give it a chilli taste. I will stick to my own recipe the way my mama taught me how here in Texas.


10 Ratings

Jan 03, 2011

Bland but I knew it would be. I made as is but had to jazz mine up in the end. It is however exactly as advertised and I refuse to give it a bad rating. Plus, I like the recipe title..hee hee. Great for kids I would think.

Jan 19, 2010

Good for accidental chili. I found it a little soupy. I like my chili a little more chunky. I added another can of kidney beans, but it was still a little soupy. I followed recipe to a T, I will definately make this again with a little adjustments to it. Thanks

Nov 14, 2008

An absolutly incredible chili that I know you your friends & your whole family are going to love it.

Feb 08, 2010

To make it less soupy. mash up a small portion of the beans and stir them in. Works great as a thickener. I also add 1 tsp or so dijon mustard -- gives it more depth but you can avoid the "spiciness" you would get with cumin, chili powder, etc.

Jan 07, 2011

This is just a bean/beef soup. No chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne or any of the things that make chili chili. It's not bad, but it's bland. If you want real chili, find a good recipe or get a package of 2 Alarm Chili Mix at your local store.


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  • Calories
  • 243 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 7.5 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 5.3 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 15.3 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 1695 mg
  • 68%

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

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