Pickle Juice Chili….it’s what’s for dinner.

I know I was supposed to post my first review of an iPhone app but I’ve really been wanting to make this pickle juice chili recipe and I had some Sweet and Spicy pickles left from last weekend’s big goal planning party…..I thought the Sweet and Spicy pickle juice would be perfect for this chili recipe.  Here is the recipe (I doubled it by the way):

Pickle Juice Chili
Serves 2-4


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 pound, ground meat or steak, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small, green pepper, chopped
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1 cup pickle juice from the jar (I used Sweet & Spicy pickle juice)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans


In a large pot over medium to high heat, add the oil. Add the onion, ground meat and garlic. Sauté, stir and brown for 3-5 minutes. Add green pepper, chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, oregano, pickle juice, salt and pepper.

Stir and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add kidney beans, stir and set to simmer or low heat. Let simmer for at least 30 minutes.


Serve in a bowl and add your favorite chili accompaniments. 

 Here it is with my favorite accompaniment……a glass of red wine…..chianti (I’ve been watching to much Sopranos).

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4 Responses to Pickle Juice Chili….it’s what’s for dinner.

  1. ShaSha says:

    I would eat this. And your pics are very PioneerWoman like- nice work.

  2. Grubb says:

    I must say it was quite tasty, even though I’m normally a spicy chili man. Although I do feel a bit cheated by the fact that there was only sweet & spicy pickle juice in the chili. I was under the impression there were actual smooth pickles in the chili, not just juice. Maybe you could try adding ground up pickles next time, kind of a like relish.

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