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Christmas Eve Chili Soup

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


A simple yet delicious ground beef chili that brings back so many childhood Christmas memories.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 quarts whole tomatoes
  • 1 pint tomato juice
  • 130 ounce can chili beans
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder


  1. In a large stockpot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot add the onion and garlic, sauté until onion is fragrant and begins to become transparent. Add the ground beef to the skillet, break up into small pieces and brown for about 10 minutes or until the ground beef is no longer pink.
  2. Once ground beef is thoroughly cooked drain and return to skillet. I actually don’t drain my ground beef. I use a couple of paper towels to soak up excess grease, it makes for easier clean up and my beef never has to leave the pot.
  3. Season the ground beef mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Stir the tomatoes, tomato juice, chili beans, and chili powder into the ground beef mixture and bring the soup to a boil. Once the soup has reached a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 to 60 minutes before serving.
  4. If you’re having supper after Christmas Eve church, simply put the soup in the CrockPot on low and serve (with a cinnamon roll) when you get home. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 5