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Hearty Veggie Beef Chili

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  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 50 min
  • serves: 16 people
  • calories: 294 1 serving

This hearty beef chili is loaded with beef, beans and veggies and has an all-day cooked flavor but takes less than an hour to make. The thick and chunky tomato sauce base gives this chili a rich tomato flavor with roasted garlic and herbs. This beef chili recipe is made with mild spice but can be easily adjusted to suit your preferred heat level. Ready in about an hour, this vegetable beef chili is a terrific recipe for meal prepping, since it makes enough for several dinners and freezes well. Enjoy this chili by the bowlful, with nachos, or spooned over a baked potato.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 large onion, diced (about 4 cups)
  • 2 large green pepper, diced (about 2 1/2 cups) (optional)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 pounds ground beef or ground turkey
  • 2 jars (24 ounces each) Prego® Chunky Roasted Garlic & Herb Italian Sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chili powder (increase to 6 tablespoons for more heat)
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin


  • Tips

    • Recipe Note: This recipe makes a big batch of rich and beefy chili.  You can freeze half for later or use any leftovers to top baked potatoes, hot dogs or nachos, make taco salad or chili dip, or just serve hot over cooked rice.  The possibilities are endless!
  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in an 8-quart saucepot over medium-high heat.  Add the onions, peppers, if desired, and garlic and cook until the onions are tender-crisp, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 2

    Season the beef with salt and pepper.  Add the beef to the saucepot and cook until browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.

  • Step 3

    Stir in the sauce, water, beans, chili powder and cumin and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to medium.  Cook, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring often.  Season to taste before serving.

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Calories 294
Total Fat 14 g
Sat. Fat 4.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 56 mg
Sodium 486 mg
Total Carb 19 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugar 7 g
Protein 21 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 15 %DV
Potassium 14 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.