In-Your-Sleep Chili


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

In-Your-Sleep Chili
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 15 ounce cans chili beans in chili gravy

  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained

  • 1 11.5 ounce can hot-style vegetable juice

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


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

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

  3. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

332 Calories
12g Fat
31g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 332
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 873mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 18.3mg 92%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 371mg 8%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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