Kentucky Chili

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.


12 servings (3 quarts)

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
This chili is extra special with noodles stirred in. I love it so much I named it after my home state.—Tina Sullivan, Cornith, Kentucky


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (32 ounces each) tomato juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken in half


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato juice, water, chili beans, chili powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and stir into chili.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 232 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 606mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein.