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8-Ingredient Chili

8-Ingredient-Chili1 We all love chili, right?  It’s simple, quick, hearty, delicious and pleases just about everyone.  Well, this chili recipe makes things even easier and tastier than ever {that doesn’t seem possible, but it’s true}!   It’s just 8 classic ingredients that we typically have at home, and can be ‘ready to eat’ in a matter of minutes.

I wasn’t lying about the 8 ingredients.  We have oil, onion, green pepper, ground turkey, spices and kidney beans; plus, the most unique and fun thing about this chili recipe is the V8® juice!  It provides a ton of flavor and extra servings of veggies {win/win}. 8-Ingredient-Chili2 Let’s get this kitchen smelling fantastic!  First, heat the oil in a stock pot to medium-high.  Add the chopped onion and green bell pepper and let saute for 3-4 minutes, until softened.  Add the ground turkey and cook until browned, then add the seasonings. 8-Ingredient-Chili3 Add the vegetable juice and beans and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer for at least 15 minutes.  The longer it cooks, the more the chili flavor will develop!  I like to add a little salt and pepper to boost the tomato-ey flavor.

Top the chili with cheese, plain Greek yogurt and scallions {or your favorite toppings} and dig in! 8-Ingredient-Chili4

8-Ingredient Chili


  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (about ¾ cup)
  • 1 ¼ lbs. ground turkey (or ground beef)
  • 2-3 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3 ½ cups V8® 100% Vegetable Juice or Low Sodium V8®
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste  



  1. Heat oil in a stock pot to medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper and sauté until starting to brown, about 3-4 minutes.  Add the turkey and cook until browned, stirring often.  Season with chili powder and cumin.
  2. Add the vegetable juice and beans to the saucepan and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper.


Yield: 6 servings

Per Serving*: Calories 180, Total Fat 9g (Saturated 2.5g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 25mg, Total Carbohydrate 25g (Dietary Fiber 4, Sugars 14g), Protein 2g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 6%, Calcium 2%, Iron 4%

*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.


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Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice. Health information changes frequently as research constantly evolves. You should not rely on any information gathered here as a substitute for consultation with medical professionals. Information may not be reproduced without permission from Festival Foods. We strongly encourage guests to review the ingredient lists of suggested products before purchasing to ensure they meet individual dietary needs. All products not available at all Festival locations.

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