Santa Fe Chili Recipe
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Santa Fe Chili Recipe

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This colorful and hearty chili is perfect for heartwarming, holiday get-togethers. My family has been enjoying it for years. —Laura Manning of Lilburn, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cans (7 ounces each) white or shoepeg corn, drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 can (11-1/2 ounces) V8 juice
  • 2 envelopes ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning
  • Sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and corn chips, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 224 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 1513mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the beans, corn, tomatoes, juice, salad dressing mix and taco seasoning.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours or until heated through. Serve with sour cream, cheese and corn chips if desired. Yield: 16 servings (4 quarts).
Originally published as Santa Fe Chili in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2005, p101

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2016

"Awesome chili! We loved it. Added a little more V-8."

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016

"I wasn't sure about the seasoning packets but wow this is the best chili. I did change one thing because my husband doesn't like ground beef, i used ground lamb...amazing. thank you for the recipe. Even better next day."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"Big hit with everyone"

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2014

"I used all the ingredients the recipe calls for, but made quite a few changes to the amounts & measurements. I only used 1 can of each of the beans, cut way back on the corn & used 4 cups of V8 juice. I also only used 1 packet of each of the seasonings. Loved it the way I made it!"

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

"the whole family loved it and voted this is the only chili I am to make from now on"

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