Baked Bean Chili

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


24 servings (6 qt.)

Updated: Aug. 23, 2023
Who says a good chili has to simmer all day? This zippy chili, with a touch of sweetness from the baked beans, can be made on the spur of the moment. It’s an excellent standby when guests drop by. Served with bread and a salad, it’s a hearty dinner everyone raves about.—Nancy Wall, Bakersfield, CA


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 cans (28 ounces each) baked beans
  • 1 can (46 ounces) tomato juice
  • 1 can (11-1/2 ounces) V8 juice
  • 1 envelope chili seasoning
  • Optional: Sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and sliced jalapenos


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. If desired, serve with sour cream, cheese and jalapenos.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 189 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 721mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 6g fiber), 13g protein.

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