Meal Prep

V8 Chili (have you had your V8 today?)

Have you had a V8 today?  I have!!!

I’ve been making chili this way for years.  My mom used this type of recipe, and it really boosts the level of vegetable goodness off the scale.


  • 1 46 oz bottle of V8 juice (original)
  • 2 cans of organic black beans (rinsed)
  • 2 cans of organic red kidney beans (rinsed)
  • 2 cans of Bush’s mild chili beans
  • 1 sweet onion (chopped)
  • 2 green bell peppers (chopped)
  • 1 28oz organic crushed tomatoes
  • 1 lb of lean ground turkey (browned)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp chili powder

To prepare,

Put everything into a soup pot or a crockpot, cook until veggies are tender.


  • I cooked my approx. ~4 hours on low in the crockpot and it was perfect!
  • On the stove, I would saute veggies first, and then simmer the chili for ~20 to 30 mins.

This recipe makes a full crockpot (~16 servings).

Prep time = ~ 45 min  (stovetop)

Calories = ~150

# of servings = 16

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