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Swink's Chili Recipe

Swink's Chili

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 20 mins


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook beef and onion until beef is brown. Stir in chili seasoning and water.
  2. Pour beef mixture into a slow cooker and stir in tomato paste, chili beans, baked beans, tomato soup and diced tomatoes with green chiles. Cook on low 2 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 23, 2006

This chili was SO GOOD! I've made it two times now and the first time I followed the recipe exactly, except that I added a teaspoon of cumin. It was delicious. My only complaint was that it was a little soupy and would have been too runny for chilidogs. So the second time I used a half cup water instead of two and it was just the right dog consistency.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 22, 2005

This was a good start, but when I made it to the recipe the first time, I had to throw it out -- it was a greasy watery soup of unseasoned meat and beans. The second time, I sweated the onions (in a tiny bit of olive oil) separately from the beef. When the beef was browned, I drained the grease and patted it dry. Then I added the spice package (plus a lot of extra chili powder, paprika and garlic powder, plus some Worcestershire sauce), and gradually added water as the spices and meat cooked together. Most of the water cooked off, and then the onions were added. From that point, I followed the recipe, with the addition of some srichacha (asian pepper paste) right at the end -- added a lovely kick. With those changes, the recipe is a definite keeper for us. :)


38 Ratings

Oct 17, 2003

Not bad, I love using the crock pot. I thought it was a bit sweet and may try leaving out the tomato paste next time. It makes a lot and I've had leftovers for lunch many times. Don't forget to serve some good bread with it!

Sep 27, 2003

My family enjoyed this chili. I used two cans of baked beans (that's what I had and my daughters like a sweeter chili), then added a chopped green pepper, a teaspoon of garlic powder and a teaspoon of chili powder.

Sep 06, 2008

Average. The canned tomato soup was overpowering. My family kept asking what *is* that taste. I used 1 1/2 cups of water and 1 tsp. of cumin. I did not have 2 lbs of ground beef, so I used 1 lb. ground beef, 1/2 lb ground turkey and 1/2 lb. ground sausage. Make sure you *drain* the ground beef (I always do) *before* adding seasoning mix and putting in the crockpot or it will be runny and greasy. My family ate this but ask me to go back to making chili with *beer instead of tomato soup!*

Sep 06, 2008

I had high hopes for this recipe but it just wasn't happening. Chili should have a nice bright taste. I think the baked beans made for an odd filmy texture and taste that didn't belong. I have used tomato soup in another recipe - Hoosier Daddy Chili -from this site and it blended in well so I don't think the failed taste had anything to do with that. Too bad really, as it was easy to prepare. Thanks anyway.

Nov 12, 2003

I've had this recipe in my recipe box for almost two years but kept passing it by. What a mistake! It's really good chili. I changed it a bit. I only made half the recipe by using half the beef and onion, one can of baked beans, a rounded tablespoon of tomato paste, half the seasoning packet, some green pepper and minced garlic and one can of the soup and then the tomatoes. I didn't add any water, and it was the perfect thickness. It seemed a bit hot for my little guy's taste so I added a handful of brown sugar. I served it over pasta with cheese and onions on top. This will now be my standard chili recipe. Thanks.

Jan 16, 2008

This recipe is THE BEST!!!! I added a dash of red pepper, and some salt and pepper. Other then these additions, I followed the exact recipe. I also added some cheddar cheese and sour cream in my bowl and thought it tasted great this way too!!!!! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!


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  • Calories
  • 522 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.9 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 23.1 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 9.4 g
  • 38%
  • Protein
  • 37.6 g
  • 75%
  • Sodium
  • 1926 mg
  • 77%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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