3 in One Meat Lovers Chili Con Carne

Rose Mary Mogan


I made this hearty & very meaty Chili Con Carne on yesterday. I created 3 different meals from the one pot of Chili.

It was so rich thick & hearty, had so much flavor. it is a great way to please every one. With chili Dogs, a hearty bowl chili plus Chili Mac. Top it with your favorite condiments & it is a meal to die for. Especially when the temperature out side is cold.

I call this a man pleasing Chili because of all the meat that is in it. I used 90% lean Ground Beef. My husband was very happy, & you will be too. Ours was very thick with little liquid, but you can add more if desired.


★★★★★ 2 votes

at least 10 or more depending on Portion size
30 Min
1 Hr 50 Min
Stove Top


  • 4 1/2 lb
    lean ground beef ( i used 90 % lean)
  • 23 oz
    low sodium v-8 tomato juice ( 2 cans 11 1/2 oz each)
  • 28 oz
    crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can(s)
    10 oz mild diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1 can(s)
    14 1/2 oz diced tomatoes
  • 12 oz
    tomato paste
  • 46 1/2 oz
    mexican style chili beans
  • 1 Tbsp
    each cumin & granulated garlic powder
  • 3 pkg
    dry chili mix
  • 1 c
    water or beef broth
  • 2 large
    onions chopped
  • 1 large
    bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 lb
    elbow macaroni cooked al dente'
  • 1 lb
    hot dogs (i added mine in the pot of chili for 10 minutes)
  • 1 pkg
    hot dog buns
  • 1 pkg
    8 oz.finely shredded cheese of your choice
  • ·
    condiments-chpd onions,peppers, tomatoes, & sour cream

How to Make 3 in One Meat Lovers Chili Con Carne


  1. These are MOST of the ingredients that I used in the chili.
  2. Chop the onions and bell peppers to desired size, then add them with the lean ground beef to a very large pot. Heat over medium high heat till meat has browned, and is no longer pink. Break with a large spoon as you go. I prefer using a wooden spoon.
  3. Once meat is fully cooked, remove from heat, and drain excel liquid through a colander or strainer, then add the meat back into the pot and return to medium high heat.
  4. Add all 3 cans of the tomatoes undrained, then stir to mix together. Then add the garlic powder and cumin. stir and continue to cook, stirring to prevent meat from sticking.
  5. Now add the 3 packages of the chili mix, and stir to blend. Add the tomato paste, and stir and blend as it cooks. Stir in the tomato juice and continue to mix and allow to cook. Pour in water or beef broth, and stir. Add additional liquid if desired, but we like ours very thick. Lower heat and allow to cook for at least an hour or so or as desired. PLEASE BE SURE TO STIR, TO PREVENT MEAT FROM STICKING TO BOTTOM OF POT. Add hot dogs to pot if desired during last 10 minutes or so of cooking.
  6. WHEN DONE assemble and serve as desired. Chili Mac adding your favorite condiments.
  7. Warm Hot Dog buns if desired. Assemble chili dog and top with your favorite condiments.
  8. Pile in the chili to a large bowl and top with what ever you like. Enjoy.
  9. This is what the finished product looked like. So thick rich tasty & good. I could not resist showing you what the finished product looked like.

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About 3 in One Meat Lovers Chili Con Carne

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican

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