Busy Day Chili

Busy Day Chili

This classic chili recipe is quick to put together and is a traditional not-too-hot chili recipe.

15 min. prep time
8 servings
242 Ratings


1 pound lean ground turkey or ground beef
1 medium (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
1 medium (1/2 cup) yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 (1.25-ounce) package chili seasoning mix
4 cups vegetable juice cocktail
2 (14.5-ounce) cans chili-style chunky tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can dark red kidney beans
1/2 cup sour cream
2 ounces (1/2 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese


Melt butter in 4-quart saucepan until sizzling; add turkey, onion and yellow pepper. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 5-8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink and vegetables are tender.

Stir in chili seasoning mix. Stir in all remaining ingredients except sour cream and cheese. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes or until chili comes to a boil.

To serve, dollop each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cheese.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 270

Fat: 11g

Cholesterol: 60mg

Sodium: 1670mg

Carbohydrates: 26g

Dietary Fiber: 5g

Protein: 17g

Recipe #9713©1997Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is good served with warn cornbread. I also added some whole kernal corn to the chile.
I added one can of light red kidney beans in addition to the dark bean, omitted the vegetable juice AND added one large FRESH tomato. DeeLish

Comment On This Recipe

Please correct the item(s) in red below:
4 Please select a rating

Email address will not be published

Please note, all submissions are screened for content deemed appropriate by Land O'Lakes. Comments are published within 3 business days.
Thank you, your comment has been submitted for approval


Your friend thought you might be interested in Busy Day Chili

The Simple Rewards® Club is your personal online resource for exclusive offers and information. It’s also our way of saying “thank you” for trusting Land O’Lakes and inviting us into your home. Membership is free, so sign up today.

FREE Sign Up Includes:
  • Our Measuring Cup® Newsletter Preview »
  • Money-Saving and Exclusive Offers
  • Online Recipe Box

Already a Member? Sign In.


YES. Send me the Measuring Cup® Newsletter.
Cancel and Go Back

Forgot Your Password?

Please correct the items(s) in red below

    We'll email instructions to the address you used to register.

    Reset My Password Cancel and Go Back

    Confirmation Email Sent

    We've sent a confirmation email to the address associated with your account. Check your email and follow the link within 3 hours in order to complete the password reset process.


    Welcome Back!

    If you are already a member, please sign in.

    Not a Simple Rewards Member? Join Now. Forgot Your Password?

    Check Your Email

    Look for an email soon with instructions to reset your password.

    If you did not receive the email, please check your email junk folder (just in case) or contact us.

    Hi, I'm Becky. I'm eager to share my best ideas and favorite recipes from my 20+ years in the Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen. I'm also excited to help with any questions you have about cooking and baking with Land O Lakes® products. Some of the questions and answers will be published in our newsletter, The Measuring Cup®. Please use the short form below to ask your questions, or share your tip or memory.

    Please correct the item(s) in red below

    *These fields are required


    Your question has been submitted.

    Close Window