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Santa Fe Chili Recipe

Santa Fe Chili Recipe

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 YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Santa Fe Chili

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Ilovematty 244358
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2016

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

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schamberlain 242786
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."

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TheaB 240172
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"Big hit with everyone"

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VictoriaElaine 58583
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!"

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wolfgirl714 134139
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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WPJohnson@gmail.com 141440
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

"Made it just as written and it was great! I will now try the spicy V8 and red pepper next time. This is a keeper."

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CalR 82590
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

"Delicious! I added the Crushed Red Pepper flakes as suggested by another poster, and I put in about a teaspoon of ground cumin seed as well as about 1.5 teaspoons of dried cilantro."

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mjmurphy 54022
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

"Because of all the good ratings, I made this recipe today for lunch. Only made 1/4 recipe since I am cooking for 2 and didn't want a lot of leftovers if we didn't care for it. Wish I had just halved the recipe! This is fantastic! Unlike any chili we have ever eaten but it really is great. Had to make a special trip to the store for the corn chips as we don't keep that kind of thing on hand but so glad we made the effort. They really added that extra touch to a truly great and easy meal. Thank you so much!"

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HeidiD73 58475
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"Simple and delicious!"

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gracefullikeagazelle 147500
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

" I halved the recipe to fit my 3.5L crockpot, omitted the corn since I have never much liked the sweet it brings and added some minced jalapeno plus a few red pepper flakes to boost the heat. Followed another reviewer's lead and added spicy V8. YAHHH!!!"

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bubbiesbub 147491
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"this recipe is da bomb."

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dalvarez 100073
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"I like my chili the way this recipe is made and it's ingredients. But it must be some other Santa Fe than New Mexico, where they don't add tomato to their chile con carne. The red color comes from ground chile, either ground pods, frozen or powdered. It's pure chile w/o the complex spices added. The recipe above, Santa Feans call Texas Chili. In the restaurants you will not get Texas style chili. They do not offer it. Here's the difference. Even how they spell chile. http://voices.yahoo.com/chile-con-carne-mexico-style-8838059.html"

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AlicePerkins 147490
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014 Edited Mar. 17, 2014

" Someone gave me this recipe several years ago--as Santa Fe Soup--and it immediately became a cool-weather favorite of my family and friends! It is delicious...whatever you choose to call it! :-) (Btw, my recipe calls for dumping in all the beans straight from the cans...no rinsing or draining--even easier! )"

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DawniekWI 103633
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"Just making sure this recipe only needs 1 small- 11 1/2 oz can of V-8? It doesn't seem like enough liquid. My chili has more broth usually. Let me know, it sounds good otherwise!"

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CakeLady11290 58581
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"This really deserve more than 5 stars. Sometimes I use chicken breasts and shred them & put chicken back into chili mixture. This is definitely a crowd pleaser. AWESOME!"

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rbyb 58474
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"I think the recipe for this Chili sounds just fine, no matter what you call it."

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KarenKeefe 58472
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"We made it without the envelopes of ranch dressing (high sodium content) and served with sour cream. Delicious!"

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susieleger 141438
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"Thank you for the recipe. I may make a few changes to suit my family, but I appreciate the basic ingredients. "

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Katz6703 147489
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"This is awesome! We live in Texas and really enjoy our chili, with or without beans and this one is EZ and has a rich and delicious taste! Grab some crackers or cornbread and enjoy this hardy meal!"

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Cook_aholic 139259
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"Made about a year ago and it was great and EASY. Thanks for the reminder. Will make again!"

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rmr7heaven 58569
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

"Five Star delicious and EASY chili recipe. Made once; making again now for Saturday afternoon. Love the ease of making this (brown the meat then throw everything in crock pot and let it cook) and the variety of beans in this recipe. Going to add jalapeno slices to my bowl of chili, along with the cheese and sour cream, since I prefer my chili with a little heat!"

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sherylkmom 69317
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"Everyone loved it!"

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emarkwell 206100
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

"This was awesome and made so many left overs!! I will be adding this to my cold weather cook book. :) Love, Love!"

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avia817 62122
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2012

"Love it!!!"

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ValKro 141424
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"My daughter-in-law made this chili for us during the Christmas holiays and we just loved it. Kept reheating it the next days till it was gone. Will definitely make it again and again."

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jayne.enns 139258
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

"Top notch recipe!"

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weather_girl 206099
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"This chili is very yummy! I used ground chicken instead of beef and I was very please. Will be definitely making this again!"

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Kristy Huggler 134138
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"My husband does not like beans, so I cut back the recipe to one can of kidney beans and one can of pinto beans (no black beans or corn). He loved this recipe and so did the rest of our family!! Definitely would make it again!"

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drager 58471
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"This is a GREAT recipe. I made this for football Sunday at a local watering hole. I used an 18 qt roasting pan. Everyone loved it and there were NO leftovers!! I will definitely make this again!"

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familypi@surewest.net 141423
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"Made this for a bunch of hungry firefighters and they thought it was great. I used the spicy V-8 juice and added a little hot sauce and red peppers, for just enough heat."

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lisadeanna 58470
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2008

"I just made 2 crockpots of this wonderful soup along with chicken Noodle and Potato and Leek Soup and Peasant soup for a baby shower brunch and the Sante Fe Chili was liked the best of all!"

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