Meaty Mushroom Chili Recipe
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Meaty Mushroom Chili Recipe

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Since our two daughters did not like beans in their chili, I adapted a recipe to suit our whole family's tastes. We all agree that mushrooms are an appealing alternative and go very well with the ground beef and sausage. —Marjol Burr Catawba, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 can (46 ounces) V8 juice
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 364 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 1189mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the sausage, beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the mushrooms, V8 juice, tomato paste, sugar, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Garnish with sour cream if desired. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Meaty Mushroom Chili in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p27

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hamhock32 User ID: 7001222 223019
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"My mom hates chili and she devoured this one!"

sweetmuffit77 User ID: 3520421 84251
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"this is my sons favorite chili one likes the beans added and the other wants no beans so I ask who is coming over and make it to suit the one who is coming lol but the best recipe try it over mashed potatoes even better and a complete meal."

sweetmuffit77 User ID: 3520421 84250
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2012

"love it I fix it all the time except add beans too."

coreena User ID: 2563547 51068
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2008

"uses v-8 juice"

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