TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds beef eye round roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1-1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups reduced-sodium V8 juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 185 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 vegetable, 2 lean meat.


  1. In a large skillet, brown steak until meat is no longer pink. Drain, discarding all but 2 tablespoons drippings. Set meat aside.
  2. In the same skillet, saute onion and garlic in drippings for 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Return meat to pan. Add the tomato sauce, 1 cup water, V8 juice, hot pepper sauce and spices; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 2-1/2 hours.
  3. Combine flour with remaining water; whisk into chili. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cook 10 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Steak Chili in Country Woman January/February 1996, p36

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lbraden User ID: 3391766 20728
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"I'm always looking for recipes to adapt to use venison. I substitute the reound steak for deer loin, use my own homemade tomato juice and add chili beans to please my husband. This is his favorite chili recipe and we make it often."

KScales User ID: 3262967 8763
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2010

"Regarding the comment about when to add the steak to the pan - it states in the second paragraph to return the meat to the pan after the onion and garlic are sauteed.

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lmdinco User ID: 1446690 7195
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2010

"Recipe states set steak aside then doesn't state when to add steak to recipe."

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