10 October 2012

Homemade Chili

My biggest reason I love fall so much is soups, stews and chili. 
I mean who doesn't love a nice hot bowl of some yummy soup on a cold chili night! 

Last night for dinner I decided I wanted to make some chili and the hubs sounded pretty excited. 
I wanted to make something other than my Crock Pot Chili, mainly because I was trying out a new crock pot recipe and it did not turn out and I hadn't washed my crock pot yet AND because I thought JUST  IN CASE you happen to not have a crock pot I should totally come up with another recipe! 
I will say this recipe it a lot more spicy, which my hubs love. And I know all of you are going to love it. 
Plus I know its going to be even more delicious over a hot dog the next day! :) 
Also guys I hid veggies!!! SHHHH please don't tell on me but I think it made the chili so much better! :) 

Servings: 6
Total time: 45 minutes

§  1 yellow onion,  chopped
§  1 large green bell pepper, chopped (or 2 small ones)
§  1 teaspoon EVOO
§  1 pound ground turkey
§  1 (15oz) can chili beans
§  1 (15oz) kidney beans
§  2 cups low sodium vegetable juice
§  1 tablespoon chili powder
§  1 tablespoon chili seasoning (I used less sodium)
§  1 tablespoon paprika
§  ½ teaspoon black pepper
§  1 teaspoon cumin
§   1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
§  1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

1.       Heat EVOO in skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and peppers and cook until tender.
2.       In a soup pot over medium-high heat, brown the turkey.
3.       Once onion and peppers are cooked you can purée them in your blender or add them to the turkey.
4.       Add chili beans, kidney beans, vegetable juice, chili powder, chili seasoning, paprika, black pepper, cumin, crushed red pepper and cayenne pepper.
5.       Bring to a boil and simmer on medium-low for about 30 minutes. 

Nutritional Information
1 cup
Calories: 302
Fat: 6.5g
Carbohydrates: 30g
Protein: 30g
Sodium: 808mg


  1. Only 300 calories... and you use V8... I gotta try this! :)

    1. I know right!!! It was amazing totally having leftovers for lunch! :)

  2. This looks delicious! I've never thought to use V8 in chili! I must try this!

    1. My mom always uses V8 juice so it doesn't seem weird to me. You got to try it, its amazing!

  3. Mmmm you have me SO hungry for chili now. I will for sure be making this Sunday.

    I used to make veggie soup with V8. The first time I tried it, I was very skeptical but it was delicious.