2 cups favorite Bloody Mary mix (spicy preferred)
2 cans (14 ounces each) diced tomatoes with green chilies (or 28-ounce can diced tomatoes with juice)
2 cans (14 ounces each) kidney beans, drained and rinsed well
4 tablespoons (or more if you like) favorite chili powder, divided
For serving (optional):
Sliced green onions
HEAT the oil in a medium pot. Add the onion and sauté about 8 minutes until it becomes lightly golden brown.
ADD the beef and cook until it browns, breaking it up as it cooks.
STIR in the Bloody Mary mix and heat on medium-high, stirring and scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Add the tomatoes, beans and 2 tablespoons of the chili powder. Stir well.
BRING to just a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover slightly and simmer 30 minutes. Just before serving, stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of chili powder. Serve with desired toppings.
Nutrition information based on regular canned diced tomatoes and using lean ground beef: Per serving: 366 calories (32 percent from fat), 13 grams fat (4 grams saturated fat), 31 grams carbohydrates, 32 grams protein, 647 milligrams sodium, 72 milligrams cholesterol, 9 grams fiber.