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Spicy Fajita Chili Recipe
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Spicy Fajita Chili Recipe

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You’ll want to serve this with rolls or corn bread to soak up every delicious drop. Like more heat? Just use spicier versions of V8 juice and chili beans.—Cathy Bell, Joplin, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cans (11-1/2 ounces each) V8 juice
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned pepper
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without cheese) equals 273 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 782 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 20 g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the pork, onion and peppers over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Drain.
  3. Stir in the V8 juice, beans, tomatoes, chili powder, seasoned salt and seasoned pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve with cheese. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Spicy Fajita Chili in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p37

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

"Excellent! It was so easy to make ... loved the flavor; just the right amount of spice!"

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

"Very easy to make and quite tasty! It lives up to its spicy name."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

"So tasty and easy. We all loved it! Will make again!"

Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"Very easy and quick very taste very good. I will make it always"

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"My husband rarely eats leftovers but I swear I think he would eat this for a whole week straight! I have to at least half the chili powder in it because I don't care for spicy food but even half still gives it a kick. Wonderful recipe, we love it."

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