Go Back
+ servings
homemade chili

Amish Chili Soup Recipe

Chili soup is a hearty and warming comfort food for a cold or rainy day. It is very easy and quick to put together.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Amish
Servings 12 servings
Calories 237 kcal


  • 1 - 1 1/2 lb. hamburger, ground turkey, or ground venison
  • 1 Tbs. oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c. onion, chopped
  • 1/4 c. green pepper, chopped
  • 3 cans chili beans, or you can use any beans you prefer, I like to use the mixed chili beans
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • 3 c. tomato juice
  • 1 c. sliced mushrooms, optional
  • 1 c. black olives, optional
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp. chili powder depending on how spicy you want it
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 3/4 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt, or as needed to suit your taste


  • Brown, crumble and drain your hamburger.
  • Put oil in large pot, add chopped garlic, onion, and pepper. Saute for a minute or two.
  • Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil.
  • Let it simmer for about 15 minutes, to get all the flavor incorporated.


You can adjust this recipe as desired. Sometimes I cook my own beans from dried because it's cheaper and seems better than opening so many cans. I also like to use a variety of beans, so I often get mixed chili beans. But you can use kidney beans, pinto, black, or whatever kind that you prefer.
This was my mom's chili recipe and she made it with mushrooms and black olives. My husband loves it like that, but my kids not so much. So I usually just leave those out.
Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, and homemade cornbread.


Serving: 1servingSodium: 1498mgCalcium: 85mgVitamin C: 20mgVitamin A: 1552IUSugar: 11gFiber: 8gPotassium: 977mgCholesterol: 23mgCalories: 237kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 8gProtein: 16gCarbohydrates: 28gIron: 5mg
Keyword Amish chili soup recipe, Amish homemade chili
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!