Secret Ingredient Chili

Secret Ingredient Chili


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Everyone is a big fan of my chili, but nobody can guess the "secret ingredient." My unusual chili ingredient is Spicy Bloody Mary Mix instead of water. It adds so much flavor in one easy step. I also like to use ancho chile powder. It's called chile ancho molido in Spanish. I finally found it in a Hispanic food market.

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Atlanta, GA

Time needed

20 min preparation + 1-8 hour cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4-6 servings


  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey, browned and drained
  • two 15-oz. cans ranch style beans
  • one 14 1/2-oz. can fire roasted tomatoes
  • one 8-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 3 C. Bold and Spicy Bloody Mary Mix
  • 1 med. onion, diced
  • 1 Tbs. ancho chile powder
  • 1 Tbs. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbs. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt

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Combine all ingredients in a large slow cooker or in a large chili pot. Cook on low for 8 hours in the slow cooker, or simmer over a low heat for one hour (stirring occasionally) on a stove top.

Reviews (1)

  • Sorry, Bloody Mary Mix, doesn't sound diff to me. It In the mix, of course, that make it different. I'll stay with plain ole tomatoes or juice! pickup2

    Flag as inappropriate pickup2  |  January 18, 2011

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