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Slow Cooker Homemade Chili

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Rating: 5/5
14 reviews
1 comment

ready in: 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.

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348 calories, 23 grams fat, 17 grams carbohydrates, 19 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in carbs.
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CDKitchen Reviewed

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating

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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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I love this recipe! Every time I make it, my family asks for more. This is going to be my Super Bowl meal!!!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Turned out perfect. I will definitely make this again. Might try with a combo of ground pork and ground beef too! Pretty foolproof recipe it seems.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This is a very good basic chili.. I added another can 15.5oz of Black beans with the Red beans, (1) chopped Green pepper, 2.5lbs of beef. I used the recommended 6oz of tomato paste and added (1) 12oz can of tomato sauce and 12oz of water.. (I don't like it real thick but not soupy either)... Turns out perfect.... Also I added brown sugar instead of regular sugar and a full cup of chopped onions. And last I add a little heat with 1/2 Tablespoon of Cayenne pepper
I let everybody "Heat It Up" to their taste by providing Tabasco pepper sauce, Cholula hot sauce, and Trappey's Hot pepper Vinegar sauce when it's time to dig in.... It's always gone buy the end of the 3rd quarter of any collage football game were watching.... Great Stuff.. Don't forget the Saltine Crackers, Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream, and sliced Jalapeno peppers... They'll love you forever... ENJOY!

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Nov 7, 2001

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
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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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
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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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Good basic recipe that is easy to make in the crockpot and liked by my whole family.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Used red hot chili beans in sauce & added some red pepper flakes.

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
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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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
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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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
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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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Was so good!!! i made homemade rolls with it.. perfect day to end a cold day

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Army Wife

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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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I made this for dinner for my parents and boyfriend tonight and everyone loved it. It was all gone, no leftovers.

I did a couple of things different. I did half pork and have beef for the meat. I also substiuted one can of kidney beans for pork and beans. The changed worked well.

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Mar 31, 2005

REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
A little bland, but very tasty otherwise.  

CDKitchen Staff Reply:
The recipe here actually contains less chili powder than I use - only because I figured most readers could adjust it to taste. Personally, I like my chili on fire - I also add hot sauce to it!

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