My Famous Chili

Pat Duran


My own recipe:
You will be the hit of the tailgate party. This is also great on oven Nachos topped with cheese or as a filling for Lasagna. Good on hot-dogs or over mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, or spaghetti too. This freezes well in portion filled freezer bags.

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20 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


1 lb
lean ground beef
1 lb
ground turkey
1 large
red bell pepper, diced
14 oz
can diced tomatoes,italian recipe
28 oz
can crushed tomatoes
14 oz
can whole cranberry sauce
6 can(s)
15 oz. each kidney beans and liquid
1 large
onion, diced
14 oz
can beef broth
14 oz
can vegetable broth
2 oz
dark chocolate chili candy bar (i use moonstruck brand)
1 c
spicy hot v8 juice
2 pkg
1.75 oz. each french's or lawry's chili mix
1 c
instant potato buds,( i use betty crocker brand)

How to Make My Famous Chili


  • 1In a large soup kettle over medium heat, add 1 Tablespoon oil and add the beef and turkey- stir to brown and scramble until no longer pink- If there is any grease, spoon off and discard. Add onion and red bell pepper; stir to mix. Add in crushed tomatoes, beans, diced tomatoes and chili mix. Stir mixing well to combine. Add chili chocolate bar ( if you cannot find the chocolate bar- use Hersey's special dark chocolate bar and 1/4 teaspoon chili pepper) BUT DO NOT OMIT THE CHOCOLATE BAR!! Add cranberries- do not omit these either. Add the vegetables and beef broth and Spicy Hot V8; stir to blend well. Sprinkle potato buds a little at a time and mix in after each addition until all is added. Stir well. Let simmer 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally. You are so going to love this!!

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About My Famous Chili

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtag: #cranberries