2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
3 cans (7 ounces each) white or shoepeg corn, drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles
1 can (11-1/2 ounces) V8 juice
2 envelopes ranch salad dressing mix
2 envelopes taco seasoning
Optional: Sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and corn chips
1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the beans, corn, tomatoes, juice, salad dressing mix and taco seasoning.
2. Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours or until heated through. Serve with sour cream, cheese and corn chips if desired.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
YIELD: 16 servings (4 quarts).
Freeze Option: Freeze cooled chili in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary.