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Meaty Mushroom Chili

Since our two daughters did not like beans in their chili, I adapted a recipe to suit our whole family's tastes. We all agree that mushrooms are an appealing alternative and go very well with the ground beef and sausage. —Marjol Burr Catawba, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 70 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 can (46 ounces) V8 juice
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional: Sour cream and thinly sliced green onions


  • In a Dutch oven, cook the sausage, beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the mushrooms, V8 juice, tomato paste, sugar, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. If desired, top with sour cream and green onions.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 364 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 1189mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • _nlfPA
    Sep 15, 2019

    This is a very tasty chili. Tastes so good on a cold winter night.

  • 7833louis
    May 5, 2018

    This is a GREAT alternative to those of us who aren't particularly fond of kidney beans.

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 24, 2017

    My kids and I love mushrooms so this chili hits the spot!!!

  • thisoldsoul
    Dec 16, 2016

    can it be called chili without chili powder though?

  • hamhock32
    Mar 17, 2015

    My mom hates chili and she devoured this one!

  • sweetmuffit77
    Nov 24, 2012

    this is my sons favorite chili one likes the beans added and the other wants no beans so I ask who is coming over and make it to suit the one who is coming lol but the best recipe try it over mashed potatoes even better and a complete meal.

  • sweetmuffit77
    Jan 20, 2012

    love it I fix it all the time except add beans too.

  • krystaljoy
    Feb 12, 2010

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  • coreena
    Nov 7, 2008

    uses v-8 juice

  • lgmiller77
    Sep 16, 2007

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