This easy bloody mary chili recipe is thick and packed with flavor! If you love this classic drink or just love chili you’ve got to try this hearty meal.
Have you ever tried making food using the bloody mary mix you have in your cabinet? Well it gives things a kick and adds lots of flavor like it does in this easy bloody mary chili recipe here! I have to say I don’t order that drink myself but tomato anything gives anything a great taste and adding it to this traditional chunky fall dish it really does give it a tremendous amount of flavor that even my teenager said was really good. (originally published 10/17)
Chili is such a funny meal. I say that because there are thousands and thousands of ways you can make it, and no one is wrong really.
Some like it with lots of juices and others like it super chunky and thick like we have here.
I like it both ways really, just depends on my mood but as is this one came out great.
We started years and years ago having chili a few times each month using my 5 ingredient crockpot chili recipe. Typically I cook either a pot of rice or bake a few potatoes to serve it on and top it with cheese….the more the better for us.
I make easy Instant Pot chili too which is much quicker, and now we have a much chunkier bold version with our easy bloody mary chili recipe. You really can’t go wrong with any of them.
To me chili is a hearty dinner that everyone here loves, is warm when it is “chilly” outside, and quite inexpensive to make which I love when I have 5 to feed.
If you’re ready for some bold flavors and kicking it up a notch, make this bloody mary chili spicy or tame using as much hot sauce as you like! 😉
I got the idea when I was watching the Food Network and the next show that was coming on was The Pioneer Woman who said she was going to make her bloody mary chili. I didn’t have time to watch it but just jotted the idea down, looked at her recipe online later on, and figured I could use my traditional recipe and just tweak it to include bloody mary mix. It came out great.
If you want to make this in your crockpot you could do that easily too, just brown the meat beforehand, throw everything (except the cheese) in your slow cooker and put it on low to simmer all day long.
Here’s what you need to make this easy bloody mary chili recipe:
- Ground beef
- Bell pepper
- Bloody mary mix in a bottle
- Pinto beans
- Kidney beans
- Diced tomatoes
Here’s a video showing you how we make it:
Easy Bloody Mary Chili Recipe
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 med. onion diced
- 1 bell pepper we use half yellow and half green
- 2 stalks celery more if you want some on the side
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp basil
- 1/2 tsp steak seasoning
- 1.5 c bloody mary mix or more depending on taste
- 1 c pinto beans canned
- 1 c kidney beans canned
- 1 c diced tomatoes canned
- tobasco to taste
- worcestershire Sauce to taste, about 1 tbsp
- salt to taste
- Dice all of your vegetables and drain your beans, rinse them too.
- In a pot add some olive oil and your ground beef. Cook until about half way done.
- Add in your diced onions, bell peppers, celery, and all spices. Stir, and allow to cook a bit more until ground beef is no longer pink and veggies have begun to soften.
- Over medium heat add in your diced tomatoes, bloody mary mix, tobasco, and worcestershire sauce. Stir, allow to start to bubble. If you want more liquid add a bit more bloody mary mix to taste.
- Lower heat to low and put a lid on your pot just slightly ajar.
- Allow to simmer on low for about an hour. I stir about twice in this time.
- Serve with side of cornbread, over baked potatoes, or rice with a bit of cheese if you want and/or green onions.
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