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The V8 VegOut! Challenge – 7-Ingredient Chili Recipe #V8VegOut

We started out the year dedicated to eating better and staying more active as a family. I can say that we’ve accomplished this and more and that’s why it was so easy to partner with V8 for their V8 VegOut! Challenge!  That’s why we are encouraging more families to “veg out,” and since V8 is on a mission to get the world to step up and celebrate veggies now is the perfect time for you to join in on all the fun!

Start out by liking V8 on Facebook and join in on the fun daily challenges, dares and surprises all while taking your own love for veggies up a notch. Throughout the campaign, V8 will be sharing recipes and fun facts. Feel free to share these with your followers as well.

Fall is here and one of our family favorites for dinner is chili. Load it up with extra vegetables and the kiddos won’t know that their favorite dinner is now even better for them with V8!

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7-Ingredient Chili Recipe

Ingredients –

    • 1 lb ground beef
    • 3 1/2 cups Low Sodium V8®
    • 2 cups kidney beans
    • 2 tablespoons chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 chopped onion
    • 1 chopped bell pepper

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The the fall and winter the best meals are the ones that are simple and cooked slowly over long periods of time. This recipe is one of those that you can make and then allow to simmer all day. It will be ready to go by dinner and is packed full of flavor.

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The only thing I like to do is cook the ground beef ahead of time and then add it into the vegetable mix. Allow to simmer for an hour or more for flavor.

Serve with a warm corn bread and by far this is my kids favorite meal for fall and it’s really filling and great for a cool day. It’s also packed full of vegetables which makes me feel great too!

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It’s easy to pack more vegetables into your meals with V8!  Find V8 on Facebook, Instagram and be sure to follow on Twitter!

Don’t forget to #V8VegOut and complete the V8 VegOut! Challenge with me!

How are you vegging out with more vegetables?

47 Comments

  1. We Came We Vegged Out! #V8VegOut on December 2, 2014 at 3:21 pm

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  2. Jessica (Savory Experiments) on November 12, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Looks great! I drink a V8 daily but never thought to use it in chili.



  3. Candy O. on November 11, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    What a fabulous way to use V8! Def a great way to get all of your veggies.



  4. Ronni on November 11, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Well, that makes chili a whole lot easier!



  5. Tess on November 11, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    We love chili in the winter. Love trying new recipes too!



  6. Amanda on November 11, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    This is such a good idea! I’ve never thought to cook with V8! So smart!



  7. Veronica on November 11, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I have a kale smoothie everyday. Sometimes with mangos added. Very yummy



  8. Amy Lynn Desrosiers on November 11, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    My husband wants me to make this recipe. Thanks for such a easy take on chili.



  9. Debbie L. on November 11, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I bet V8 would be good in chili. Very good idea – I will be giving it a try.



  10. Chrystal @ YUM eating on November 11, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    My mom makes her chili with V8. It’s always so tasty!



  11. Christie on November 11, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I love the idea of using V8 as your broth! Definitely extra veggies that way!



  12. Tiffany (A Mom's Take) on November 11, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I don’t know what I have never thought to use V8 in chili before. What a great idea! I have to try this. It’s chili making time, with all this cool fall weather and all.



  13. Aimee Smith on November 10, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Oh yummy! Chili is a fall favorite at our house!



  14. Beth@FrugalFroggie on November 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I just recently purchased some carrots. I am not good about eating vegetables. But I am enjoying my carrots.



  15. Shell on November 10, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    What an easy recipe! I’ll have to try it!



  16. Marina @ Mommy Snippets on November 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Challenge accepted! That looks yummy, and I’m always looking for ways to incorporate more veggies around here.



  17. Paula on November 10, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Chilli is a great way to eat vegetables. I never thought to use V8 in it but it sounds delicious.



  18. Mama to 5 BLessings on November 10, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    That looks amazing! I would have never thought of using V8 in my chili, that is brilliant!



  19. Maria on November 10, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    I love chili! I would never have thought to add V-8. This seems so interesting! I’ll have to try tit :))



  20. Debi @ The Spring Mount 6 Pack on November 10, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    With four kids, I REALLY need a recipe like this. Quick, easy, and I can make a ton of it.



  21. Dawn on November 10, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    My family and I just had chili today for dinner! The recipe we use is quite similar! Thanks for sharing!



  22. Shauna on November 10, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I never thought of using V8 in chili but love the idea. I love V8 and drink it every day!



  23. Nolie on November 10, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I am personally not a fan of chili but my husband would love it if I made this for him. I may just have to do that one night as a surprise.



  24. Stacey - Craft Blogger on November 10, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    This is the chili recipe for me! It’s tasty and easy. I like easy.



  25. Ann Bacciaglia on November 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    This chili looks so delicious. I love to make stir fry’s with lots of veggies. I enjoy V8 heated with a dash of hot sauce and some cubes of cheese. I eat it like soup.



  26. Emily @ Baby Dickey on November 10, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Mmm, yum! I wouldn’t have thought to use v8 in chili, but it sounds good! Your photos are beautiful.



  27. Rosey on November 10, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    What a great way to use the V8. Pretty sure this would be a nice recipe to give hubby after he’s worked outside all day.



  28. Jeanine on November 10, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Wow that looks loaded with awesome! This is one I would love To try for sure. Delicious



  29. Kiwi on November 10, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    This is gonna get great for chilli-cook offs!! Yum yum and great photos!



  30. Kenda Smith on November 10, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I have never thought to use V8 in chili – or in cooking at all for that matter. This is why I visit your blog – to get these great ideas lol My husband is the chili cook here, so I’ll be forwarding this recipe to him. We’re getting cold here so it’s the perfect time for something warm in our tummies.



  31. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly on November 10, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Cool I would have never thought about putting V8 in my chili! Sounds like a great idea! And I agree, can’t have chili without some cornbread! YUM! 🙂



  32. Meagan on November 10, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Chili always sounds good on a cool winter day! Looks like such a simple and yummy recipe!



  33. Dawn on November 10, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    This is an awesome recipe. It makes total sense to use V8 as a base for something like chili.



  34. Pam on November 10, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    This sounds really good, I love easy chili recipes. I always get more veggies by adding them to sauces and soups.



  35. Debbie Denny on November 10, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Wow… just made chili. Never thought of this. Great. I will try next time.



  36. Myrah - Coupon Mamacita on November 10, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    This looks like a wonderful recipe. I love chili on cold days, and using V8 as a base makes perfect sense. Yum!



  37. Amy Lynn Desrosiers on November 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Now this is a chili I can actually make! Looks so good too!



  38. Catherine S on November 10, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    This looks like a great recipe. I never would have thought about using V8 to make chili.



  39. Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations on November 10, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Ohh, chili is one of my fall favorites. Perfect and hearty for a chilly day. I will have to make this!



  40. Liz Mays on November 10, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I’ll have to look at what varieties of V8 are offered because this looks really nice. I’ve always been so locked in with the same chili recipe. I can’t believe it!



  41. Kecia on November 10, 2014 at 9:47 am

    We love making chili in the slow cooker, especially during the winter. The all-day cooking makes the house smell so good!



  42. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos on November 10, 2014 at 8:46 am

    What?! V8 in chili?! Never tried it but it makes total sense, trying your recipe the next time I make chili!



  43. Deborah A. on November 10, 2014 at 8:44 am

    We love V8! What a great idea making chili with it! I feel like chili is supposed to be this super complex thing, so thanks for the simplified recipe. 🙂



  44. Stefani Tolson on November 10, 2014 at 6:12 am

    I have always liked drinking V8 ever since I was a kid. My friends and cousins would thing it was gross me downing a whole glass of it but I loved it! I use it now in my stews but I like your idea of using it in chili!



  45. Felicia on November 9, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    This looks delicious. We definitely need to add more veggies to our diet.



  46. deb on November 9, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Why didn’t I think of that? I’m going to use V8 next time I make chili.



  47. Robin (Masshole Mommy) on November 9, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    We all love chili in our house. Your recipe sounds awesome.