Cheap Chili

Everyone should have a chili recipe that is easy, delicious, and CHEAP! I developed this recipe with my best college bud, Chris. This chili recipe is chalk full of flavor with just the right amount of spice.  Add your favorite chili side, and you’ve got yourself a treat that is sure to please your tastebuds as well as your wallet. What more could you ask for? Oh, and don’t worry, we have a chili recipe that is the complete opposite of cheap that will knock your socks off, too. Look for it later in November…You can thank us later!

Shopping List

Cheap CH-001

  • 1 lb. ground beef (we go low-fat here)
  • 1 lb. ground hot Italian pork sausage (see what we mean with low-fat beef?)
  • 2 packages of McCormicks chili seasoning packets
  • 1 bottle V-8 Spicy Hot Low Sodium vegetable juice
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 2 cans Ranch Style beans
  • 1 can medium Ro-Tel chilies (feel free to use original or hot in order to balance the spiciness)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • salt and ground pepper to taste


  • Heat the olive oil on medium in a large pot. Sauté the onion for 2-4 minutes until translucent.
  • Add the minced garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
  • Add the ground beef, and hot Italian sausage and brown (an additional 5-8 minutes).
  • Add the Ranch Style beans, Ro-Tel, diced tomatoes, salt, pepper, 2 packages of McCormick’s chili seasoning and Spicy Hot V-8.
  • Bring to a boil. Then reduce, and simmer for 30 minutes to an hour.

CH Chili-002 8.24.01 PM

Serve with your favorite chili side! ENJOY!!

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