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Slow Cooker Homemade Chili

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Rating: 5/5 5 stars
9 reviews
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recipe is ready in over 5 hrs time: over 5 hrs

serves/makes:   8


recipe id: 22272
cook method: crock pot, stovetop

Homemade Chili Recipe
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1 1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 can (16 ounce size) tomatoes
1 can (15.5 ounce size) kidney beans, drained
1 can (6 ounce size) tomato paste
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Cheddar cheese, shredded


Brown ground beef with onion and garlic in skillet, stirring until crumbly; drain.

Combine ground beef mixture with next 7 ingredients in crock pot.

Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Top with cheese when serving.


348 calories, 23 grams fat, 17 grams carbohydrates, 19 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in carbs.
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This is a great basic chili recipe. You can definitely build on it if you wish or eat it as is - it's delicious just the way it is.

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Very simple but very good. It's a thick chili which I like but if you want thinner add tomato sauce instead of the paste.

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Doubled the recipe and put it in my largest crock pot. We had a big group of people over and I thougth they were going to lick the crock pot clean! Excellent chili, I highly recommend it.

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Good basic recipe that is easy to make in the crockpot and liked by my whole family.

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Used red hot chili beans in sauce & added some red pepper flakes.

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Everything about the recipe was great EXCEPT it was too thick. All I added was a second can of kidney beans-undrained and a small can of tomato sauce and then filled the can with water 1 1/2 times. Now the chili is FANTASTIC!! Just the way my family likes it!!

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This is a great basic chili. I don't like beans so I got rid of those, and I added corn (canned) and grean beans (canned). I also doubled the recipe and used the meat to make tacos, nachos, and a beef dip (just ad cheese and salsa mix and heat in the microwave).

Very good, and highly adaptable recipe.

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Instead of the regular tomatoes I add the kind with green chiles and then toss in some jalapenos too. Good recipe!

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Was so good!!! i made homemade rolls with it.. perfect day to end a cold day

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Feb 15, 2012

Army Wife
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Making this now for tonight.. will post how it turned out., super easy to put together, though i am concerned it is very thick right now.. hoping it will get thinner

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