This recipe has been in our family for years and it’s simply delicious!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 (46 oz.) can tomato juice
  • 1 (26 oz.) can tomato soup
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomato with jalapeños
  • 2 cans kidney beans, drained, rinsed (I used light and dark)
  • 1 package chili spice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add onions, green pepper, salt and pepper and cook until softened, about 7 minutes.
  2. Add the ground beef and cook until no longer pink, about 6 minutes.
  3. In a large pot (or crock pot), add ground beef mixture, tomato juice, tomato soup, tomato w/ jalapeños, kidney beans, chili spice, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve with cornbread and toppings as desired (optional).
  6. Enjoy!!

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