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Baked Bean Chili Recipe

Baked Bean Chili Recipe

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 unexpected guests drop in. Served with bread and a salad, it's a hearty dinner everyone raves about.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 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


  • 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. Yield: 24 servings.

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lizzol User ID: 5953004 89821
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"This was super easy and pretty good, but a little too sweet for my liking. Was I supposed to drain the baked beans??? I didn't add all the tomato & V8 juice because I didn't want it to be too watery."

wlbbac User ID: 7085628 89820
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"great meal added chili rotel tomatoes and onions great recipe"

Hanna0712 User ID: 6930023 80261
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"This has been my family's favorite chili recipe for years!"

JMAngel User ID: 3176522 88508
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"I do not like kidney beans, chili beans, navy beans....This is my favorite chili recipe!!!!"

donna_fine User ID: 6499142 122259
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"My husband hates kidney beans so i could never make chili. With this recipe i can make chili all the time."

allentown User ID: 1631899 87773
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"My husband really enjoyed this meal. It was simple to make. I plan on making this for a church pot luck."

plumshoe User ID: 923064 80260
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2010

"Suggestions I have would be use 2 cans of baked beans, that might cut back on the sweetness. Use the baked beans seasoned with onion, and add 1 bell pepper."

kellyannm User ID: 5044935 80256
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"Was good but very different from tradional chili."

Karli Gorsline User ID: 2124025 31195
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"I tried this chili as a change of pace from my usual chili recipe... It was delicious! It was very quick & easy and made enough to share with a friend. My family loves baked beans so this chili was a hit!"

cdpeffer User ID: 985984 30920
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"We love this chili recipe at our house. None of us are big fans of traditional chili... one doesn't like onions, one doesn't like greenpeppers, one doesn't like cooked tomatoes... so this is great for us!!"

jl_calkins User ID: 2113815 36353
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2009

"It sounded so good, but way too sweet. I put 2 envelopes of HOT chili seasoning in it, and the juices were spicy, but the beans were still so sweet. Beans were quite mushy also. I loved how it was quick to throw together, but wasn't satisfied with the taste."

ccwaite User ID: 3482424 87767
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2009

"We also LOVE this recipe. It's nice to get away from the "traditional chili" every once in a while. It makes a big batch too, which makes it perfect for those family weekends. Can't get much better than a 5-ingredient recipe either!"

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 204361
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2009

"Sorry but this didn't taste like chili at all. For the proportion of ingredients, 3 packets of chili seasoning would be much more accurate. We ate it but probably won't have it again."

buffgirl83 User ID: 3364248 32318
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2008

"Love, love, love this recipe! I brought some into work and was asked for the recipe from three co-workers!"

cdpeffer User ID: 985984 122258
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2008

"We love this recipe at our house. I usually cut the recipe in half if it's just us and there is plenty... But if there are guests we make the whole pot and dig in!!"

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