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

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