81 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 36
  • 4 Rating Star 14
  • 2 Rating Star 13
  • 1 Rating Star 9
  • 3 Rating Star 7
  • 0 Rating Star 2

With only five ingredients and quick prep, this classic chili is so simple, you could make it in your sleep!

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 15 ounces chili beans in chili gravy

  • 1 14.5 ounce diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained

  • 1 11.5 ounce hot-style vegetable juice

  • Sliced green onions, dairy sour cream, and/or shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef and onion until meat is brown; drain off fat.

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  • In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, combine ground beef mixture, beans, undrained tomatoes and green chiles, and vegetable juice.

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  • Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 6 hours on on high-heat setting for 2 to 3 hours. If desired, top each serving with green onions, sour cream, and/or cheddar cheese.

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Nutrition Facts

332 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat, 0 g polyunsaturated fat, 5 g monounsaturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 873 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrates, 9 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 23 g protein.

Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

10/31/2013
Truly amazingly easy & tasty! Next time I'll add a 3rd can of chili beans to make it even thicker, and 1/2 tablespoon chili powder because we like a little more heat.

Most helpful critical review

01/05/2015
I have always used V-8 in my Homemade Chili...and I never use any tomatoes. The recipe is very old it comes from my Dad's side of the family. I will try this soon...and will add chili powder.
81 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 36
  • 4 Rating Star 14
  • 2 Rating Star 13
  • 1 Rating Star 9
  • 3 Rating Star 7
  • 0 Rating Star 2
10/31/2013
Truly amazingly easy & tasty! Next time I'll add a 3rd can of chili beans to make it even thicker, and 1/2 tablespoon chili powder because we like a little more heat.
01/05/2015
I have always used V-8 in my Homemade Chili...and I never use any tomatoes. The recipe is very old it comes from my Dad's side of the family. I will try this soon...and will add chili powder.
09/21/2015
This is my Father-in-Law's recipe from the 1950's.  Ground beef, sweet onions, hot chili beans, Stewed Tomatoes (undrained)**, V-8 Juice and chili powder.  Done on the top of the stove in a 3 quart sauce pan.  Complete in 30 minutes.  A fast dinner to prepare after a long work day, but if you let it stew a little longer you get a better flavor.  ** If you use Stewed Tomatoes there really is no need for extra green peppers.