Recipe by Chef shapeweaver �
As alot of you know this, some cars have V-8 motors and some people call them " Hot Rods ". I had some V-8 juice that needed to be used up and I wanted chili, so this recipe and the name for it was was born.Like a V-8 motor this chili has a bit of a kick. I can't take the credit for naming this, my SO came up with the title.:) Depending on how thick or thin you like your chili, just adjust the amount of V-8 juice.And then adjust the seasonings according to your tastes. Submitted to " ZAAR " on July 29th, 2009.
Chili Seasoning Mix
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 4 tablespoons dried onion flakes
- 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons seasoning salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
Chili Meat Base
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped celery
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped red pepper
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped green pepper
- 3 (15 1/2 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 16 ounces v- 8 juice
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix together all of the chili seasoning ingredients and set aside.
- In a large dutch oven, add the first five ingredients of the the chili meat base over medium heat.
- Cook until meat is lightly browned and veggies are almost fork tender, about 20 minutes.
- Drain meat/veggie mixture and return to pan.
- Add beans and chili seasoning mix, stir until well blended.
- Then add the tomatoes and V-8 juice, mixing well.
- Let simmer on medium-low heat for about 30 minutes stirring every now and then.( if you like the longer you let it simmer the better it will taste.).