Slow-Cooked Chili Recipe -
Slow-Cooked Chili Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Chili

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"Here's a hearty chili made with ground beef and kidney beans, cooked for hours in a slow cooker."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 15 mins


  1. Cook and stir ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Transfer ground beef to a slow cooker.
  3. Stir in kidney beans, diced tomatoes, onion, half the green bell peppers, half the red bell peppers, chili powder, garlic, salt, and ground black pepper until well combined.
  4. Place remaining green bell peppers and red bell peppers on top of mixture.
  5. Cover the cooker and cook on High setting until vegetables are soft and the flavors have blended, about 2 hours.
  6. Stir chili and cook on Low setting for 6 more hours.
  7. Serve in bowls; garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon of shredded Cheddar cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 12, 2013

This is just like the chili I make only I use canned pinto beans (Bush's) and also add cumin and cayenne pepper. The ground beef is chuck which produces more grease (drained in a colander)but also much more flavor. I use a cast iron dutch oven and the "fond" made by the browned ground chuck is terrific, once the liquid goes in! Maybe Jay is a bit too finicky about his chili, jrgh17. This is good stuff.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 18, 2012

There is some awesome recipes on here but this is not one of them. I did not care for this.

Jun 02, 2014

I did not care for this recipe. For one thing, this needs WAY more liquid. The juice from two cans of diced tomatoes is not nearly enough! I was quite disappointed that there was nothing to dip my bread bowl top into. :( Flavor-wise, this was "OK," but my hubs and I agree that we've had much better. Thanks anyways, jrgh17.

Sep 13, 2013

This is just like a recipe that came with a list of recipes from my slow cooker! You do need to modify though, I use 2 cans of the 28 oz Tomatoes and 3 Tbsp of the Chili Powder. I add 1 - 2 Tsp Cumin, a Tbsp of pickle juice, and a pickle. You really can go as wild or as tame as your want adding additional flavors spices etc. Great base chili recipe and it is what I have always use!

Mar 03, 2014

Great base for a recipe, but not enough liquid from the ingredients listed. I added a couple of teaspoons of cayenne pepper and a can of tomato sauce. Also substituted ground turkey for the beef. After that, it turned out pretty good!

Sep 17, 2013

Very easy and very tasty. The family really enjoyed this.

Sep 15, 2013

Made this chili recipe and found it very tasty. The 2 pounds of ground beef was perfect for the amount of beans and the peppers made it perfect. I did top it with sour cream and sharp cheddar...yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Sep 13, 2013

This is exactly how my dad taught me 45 yrs ago, minus the peppers. I may try peppers next time.


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  • Calories
  • 333 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 17.7 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 7.7 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 23.2 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 896 mg
  • 36%

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

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