'This hearty chili can cook for up to 10 hours on low,' relates Sue Call of Beech Grove, Indiana. 'It's so good to come home to after a long day away.'
'This hearty chili can cook for up to 10 hours on low,' relates Sue Call of Beech Grove, Indiana. 'It's so good to come home to after a long day away.'
As far as I'm concerned, this is the perfect basic chili recipe. I made it with a few minor variations and I was very pleased with the results. I cooked it on the stovetop because I was getting a late start on dinner last night. At first I thought it didn't have enough juice, but after I cooked it on low (with the lid on) for about an hour it was perfect. Aside from cutting up the onions (always a pain), it was super easy to make. I used Rotel tomatoes because that was what I had in the pantry. That worked OK, but I think it would have been just as great without the added kick. I served it with Fritos, cheese and sour cream, and I can't wait to have it again for lunch. This will definitely be my standard chili recipe. I've already added it to my recipe box.Read More
As far as I'm concerned, this is the perfect basic chili recipe. I made it with a few minor variations and I was very pleased with the results. I cooked it on the stovetop because I was getting a late start on dinner last night. At first I thought it didn't have enough juice, but after I cooked it on low (with the lid on) for about an hour it was perfect. Aside from cutting up the onions (always a pain), it was super easy to make. I used Rotel tomatoes because that was what I had in the pantry. That worked OK, but I think it would have been just as great without the added kick. I served it with Fritos, cheese and sour cream, and I can't wait to have it again for lunch. This will definitely be my standard chili recipe. I've already added it to my recipe box.
First, I have to admit that I changed somethings about this recipe. Not the least of which was the ground beef. We do not eat red meat, so I made this with ground turkey. When I browned the turkey, I added cumin and garlic salt - as some had suggested the flavor was bland. I did not have any greeen peppers, but I did have the diced tomatoes & green pepper canned so I used that. I also used a chili ready tomato sauce which had added seasonings. To give it a flavor boost, I added about a half teaspoon of crushed red pepper. The end result was pretty good. However, it seemed a little bit dry. The recipe called for one 8 oz can of tomato sauce and I used about 2/3 of a 15oz can. Next time I will use the whole can. One other somewhat important aspect was that the mixture filled my crockpot to the top and I had a tough time blending it all in because it was so full. It would probably be easier to mix it in something first and then add to the crock pot. Just a thought.
This is a great basic chili recipe! I made some adjustments based on our own tastes and I have made this chili 6 times with the following: 2 pkgs (lb each of Laura’s Lean Beef Brand-Ground Sirloin)-great brand to use since they don’t give their cattle added growth hormones, etc. I use this brand a lot for ground turkey breast, etc. 3 cans of Bush’s Dark Red Kidney Beans instead of 2 cans, this made it very hearty 1 -14.5 oz can of Del Monte Diced Tomatoes (Zesty Chili Style) 1-14.5 oz. can of Del Monte Diced Tomatoes-(regular) 1- 8 oz. can of Del Monte tomato sauce We are really not into having too many onions in anything so I used a chopper to chop only 1 medium onion and then used 3 fresh cloves of minced garlic to brown the meat with. While browning the meat I then sprinkled some black pepper, crushed red pepper and a little garlic salt. We like garlic so I added about 2 more cloves minced into the pot after transferring the browned meat. I then followed the directions of this recipe with the chopped green pepper,chili powder, salt, etc. I have made this chili in my slow cooker (for 4 hours on high) and also on the stove top (1 ½ hours on low) with the same results. Fantastic! I served it with some shredded sharp cheddar cheese on top of each bowl. I think everyone will adjust making this to their own likes/dislikes. I also have young nieces and nephews so sometimes I can’t put the crushed red pepper or make stuff too spicy. Thanks for this easy and great recipe!
I made only a few minor modifcations to this recipe. I added corn and green chilis. For the tomato sauce, I used a spicy basil marinara. The chili was fantastic...very easy recipe. The house smelled terrific. Great with some green chili cheese cornbread.
Outstanding. Very flavorful. I added a tablespoon of cumin to the recipe, but I don't think it really needs anything else. Yum.
I made this chili last night and my family loved it! i agree that it isn't very spicy but we don't care for overly spicy foods. I did add 3 8oz cans of tomatoe sauce instead of 1 because it did seem a little dry.i will definately make this again
Tasty! I used almost three pounds of ground beef, no green pepper (didn't have one)and no canned diced tomato (we don't care for tomato chunks in chili). And it still turned out good! I didn't have any tomato sauce either so I used two 6 oz cans of tomato paste mixed with two cans of water and that did the trick! And I only used half of a large onion instead of two medium onions. There were no leftovers, which leaves me singing the praises of this dish! :)
First time using slow cooker & making chili... very easy. Added cumin, red pepper flakes and a little more salt & pepper because it seemed to lack some zip. Once spices were added it was great! My boyfriend and his coworkers loved it!
Excellent recipe! I did add corn. Served it as a salad with nacho chips, guacamole and sour cream.
**I have to make a correction to this review I posted a while ago: I used BRANDT GROUND BEEF, not Angus beef. It's 100% natural and I found it at my local Thriftway grocery store. It's really tender and flavorfull.*** This chili is really good! I set my Crock Pot on high for 4 hours and after a looksee at 3 hours, I was skeptical. The "sauce" part of the chili looked thin and watery. I had cut the recipe in half but used 8 oz of tomato sauce. At this point I added about 1/4 cup of Ragu sauce just to thicken it a bit. One hour later, it turned out great. It wasn't dry as other reviewers claimed. I also used Angus ground beef and I feel it made a huge difference. The meat is more tender and flavorful then "regular" ground beef.
Perfect as written and SHAME on everyone who created their own changes and rated 5 stars. Either rate the recipe as is or MAKE YOUR OWN!!!
Excellent and easy. I use Pato tomato sauce instead of tomato sauce for an extra kick. I also use 1 can of pinto beans instead of kidney.
Def a keeper! My fault I didnt have chili powder! BUT still was good! Added one can of drained corn as other suggested. I also did one can (out of the 2) of chick peas.
I followed the recipe exactly (in the crockpot on high for 4 hours) and it came out delicious! It had just the right amount of liquid and spiciness. I served it by the bowlful with a fresh loaf of italian bread.
For me, this is the basic chili recipe. All of these ingredients need to be present and you can always tweak it and adjust the spices, salt and pepper to your taste. Now if you want to add corn, chilies or anything else, thats OK, too. I make this on the stove all the time. Just brown the meat with the veggies and garlic. Drain and add everything else, except the cheese and cook on low for about an hour. It'll be just fine on the stove in a nice stock pot. When I first saw the recipe I thought someone had been looking in my recipe file and stole my recipe for chili. This is exactly how I've made chili for more than 40 years. You can make changes if you like, but it's great just like it is. I add about a tablespoon of white vinegar and about 2 teaspoons of sugar, as well. I love the way it gives the chili a little twang. Try making a paste out of 2 tablespoons of yellow cornmeal and water. Add it to the chili right before you serve it. It'll thicken it nicely and gives it an authentic Mexican flavor. Also, if you like, boil a little macaroni and add separate for chili mac. I always have the macaroni on the side so people can add it, if they care to. I like green onions cut up on top, too. You can get a fresh loaf of french bread for dipping, too. Delicious!
Very tasty and easy to make. Served with homesteader cornbread from the site. I did add some more chili powder, small amt of red pepper flakes and cumin for added flavor.
Good and hearty, one of the best chilies i've ever had. Might less'n the salt next time though.
Ok, I changed alot of stuff but this recipe was THE BEST chili recipe I have ever had. I made it vegetarian by using black bean burgers as the meat base. I added a can of pinto beans and black beans. I only used one can of kidney beans and one can of diced tomatoes. I added one more Tbl of chili powder, 1/2 Tbl of cumin, dashes or paprika, oregano, garlic and onion powder and 2 Tbl worcestershire sauce. I then added enough water to my desired thickness and simmered on the stovetop for 2 hours. Thank you so much for a recipe that was a good base but that I could also change and make it my own. AWESOME!!!
Best chili recipe yet. I added some jalapeño, hot sauce and corn. Melted some cheddar on top and served with corn bread.
Great recipe! there were a few changes I made: I used 1lb ground beef and 1lb ground turkey, I used 2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chillies, a red bell pepper instead of green, and added 2 tblsp vinegar, and 1/8 tsp cayenne and onion powder. It was amazing!! I left it to cook on low for 10 hours in the crock pot and served it over apple sticky rice in bowls! My husband was so impressed and cant wait for me to make more!!
This is a fantastic chili! I am used to making a 'cook-off' style chili that requires four different "drops" and takes a good 5 hours on the stove (babysitting the pot). This slow-cooker chili is every bit as good as the drop-style chili and serves as a terrific base recipe for folks to add their own personal twists to. I created this chili using extra-lean ground beef, 1 can of Busch's Spicy Chili Beans (medium heat), 1 can of Busch's seasoned black beans, 2 Tablespoons of red chili powder, 2 Tablespoons of Mexene chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes and 1 tsp of cumin. Absolutely fantastic outcome and highly recommended! Enjoy!
I wish I could give this more stars. We don't use meat so I used vegetarian crumbles. I made it twice in one week, and already have requests to make it again. The meat eaters never knew the difference! :)
I use 1 small can of tomato paste, and add black beans and pinto.Fresh cilantro, and teaspoon of Cumin powder. I add beans towards last hour, because they can get mushy from overcooking for that long!
Very easy and yummy!
I had high expectations for this recipe...I was disappointed. Unfortunately, I made this recipe for guests....no one asked for seconds !
I had to add more spices. Just the Chili powder isn't enough to give it that "chili kick".
Excellent. Made as written and loved it.
It's a perfectly good basic chili recipe. I make my chili in a similar fashion. I don't make quite this much though. I use only 1 pound of ground beef and 1 can of kidney beans that are drained and rinsed. This time I used diced tomatoes that I pureed with my hand blender. My husband doesn't like tomato chunks. I also used a can of tomato paste. I used an entire head of garlic as well. I fried the ground beef, onions and garlic in the frying pan and dumped them into the slow cooker with the other stuff. I just sort of dump chili powder in, I don't measure. I've probably used 3 or 4T of it though. And I didn't use green pepper. It makes for tasty chili!!
An instant family classic! I have made this several times now, on the stovetop simmering for an hour. I do cook the pepper and onion in olive oil before browning the meat and add cumin, otherwise I follow to a t.
Delicious!!! I made this chili this past weekend for family. They all loved it too, they even asked to take home the leftovers. Making another pot this week because hubby and I only tasted it. I also added a can of corn. It added flavor and color. Thanks for thos easy and delicious recipe.
It's a passable chili. Very easy, though. I added a lot of spice at the end for flavor.
I haven't made beef chili but a few times, but this recipe will be the one I continue to use. The only changes I made was I only used one onion, added an extra clove of garlic, cumin, and some extra tomato sauce. Was great, my entire family loved it.
This a great basic chili recipe ..add extra chili powder if you want more kick and since I don't eat red meat anymore so I use ground chicken my kids love it and so do their friends.
I made this for the first time yesterday and took it to work for my co-workers. I made TWO big pots and they devoured them both. Everyone raved about how good it was. The only change I made was I added a jar of HOT picante sauce to one pot. And a jar of MEDIUM picante sauce and a can of drained whole kernel corn to the other pot. Excellent recipe. Thanks.
really enjoyed this dish. chili is my 4yo's favorite dinner, and she really liked this. too many beans for her and my husband, but overall a great dish. made with ground chicken the first time, but not as good. much better wtih gr. beef. used 2 tbsp tomato paste instead of sauce, added 1/2 tsp cumin and rotel for the tomatoes.
very easy excellent base. I did ad about half dark beer. There is no spice to this chili so next time I am adding a little cumin and a jalapeno.
Great chili recipe! I followed some other suggestions-added more chili powder and cumin-eliminated the green pepper. Definately personal preferences. As a base-it was an excellent starting point. I made this as a pre-Christmas dinner appetizer and my guests said that the chili was all they needed! Will definately make again!
This was a GREAT Chili recipe!. i only gave it 4 stars, because i felt it needed alot more spices...so i just modified to my own taste. otherwise it is a great starter chili. the changes i made was i skipped the tomato sauce, and added 1 can of tomato paste instead. i also added 1 jalepeno, and more garlic. about 1 hour before serving i added some frozen corn. i cooked on high for about 3 hours!
Excellent recipe! I followed some of the suggestions of other reviewers and 7 other people loved this recipe! I added 1 tsp ceyenne pepper, 1 tbsp cumin, 1 extra tbsp chili powder, garlic salt instead of plain salt, green chilies and used 2 cans of tomato sauce and 1 can of water instead of diced tomatoes. My husband said he definitely wants this again!
I added Jalapeno's, can tomatoe paste, only half can crushed tomatoe and a full can of tomaote sauce, i added celery.
I love this recipe...soooo easy to make and very delicious!
My family thought this was really good. We used venisio ground meat and it was very tasty. The next day it was even better.
This is recipe is great. I made a few of the following modifications and everyone went back for seconds (some even thirds!). I followed the recipe pretty much as is with a few additions and some substitutions. Added: 1). 1 can of black beans, 2). 1 TBSP of Cumin, 3). 1/2 - 1 Tsp of fresh ground Chipotle Chili Seasoning (comes in a bottle with a grinder), 4). 1 can of Mild Diced Green Chilies, 5). 2 crushed cloves of fresh Garlic (through a press), 6). 1/2 can of Tomato Paste to thicken in the last hr. Substitutions: 1). Replaced regular Diced Tomoatoes with Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes for flavor (brand - Muir Glen Organic), 2). Replaced regular salt with Garlic Salt, 3). "No Salt added" Tomato Sauce by Muir Glen Organic. (I watch the salt in recipes quite a bit as I have family members with high blood pressure). Omitted: 1). Green bell pepper. Topped each bowl off with some grated Smoked Cheddar Cheese, Lt. Sour Cream, Diced Black Olives. Everyone commented that the Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes and the Smoked Cheddar on top gave it such great flavor. It had a slight kick. Just enough to be an authentic chili dish. My hubby forgot shredded cheddar at the store and all I had in the frig was a block of Tillamook Smoked Cheddar.
Very tasty!! I made minor changes, hardly worth mentioning. I only used one onion (purple) because that's all I had. I used one can of dark red kidney beans and one can of pintos, and added a can of green chili peppers. Will make this again for sure.
Not as good as my regular standby but great when you crave a good chili but forgot to soak the beans. The family all liked it and give it a thumbs up.
amazing. This was simple but not simple tasting. Perfect meal for a rainy day.
This is the perfect-for-everyone chili. We have quite a few sports parties and always serve this chili. Everyone comes back for seconds. Served with some good crusty buns it makes for a delicious meal. Not too spicy, which is nice when cooking for people with various tastes.
Excellent Chili! I revised a little. I added about a tbsp and a half each of the following: cumin, freshly ground pepper, and chili powder. I also used Walla Walla sweet onions instead of regular onions, substituted one of the cans of kidney beans for Bush's baked beans for a little sweetness, added a can of niblet corn, and used a larger can of tomato sauce. (prob 12 oz). So yummmmmmmmy! My husband loved it as well so I froze half of it for another time and we ate the rest for dinner with cornbread. Definitely making again!
Great basic recipe, but it's missing something! I made this for my family and I added the cumin like other reviewers suggested but it was still missing something, what, I'm not sure! I added a half of a teaspoon of red pepper flakes to give it some kick even though we're not ones for spicy foods. Next time I'm going to put a tablespoon or two of tomato paste in it to try to round out the flavor a little bit more. I did not find it to be dry at all like other reviewers.
I had cooked up a few pounds of kidnew beans and frozen them a few weeks ago. I also cook up ground turkey w/ onions after I purchase it for future use. I decided to make chili and found this recipe. It was easy & delicious, especially b/c the beans and ground turkey were already ready for use.
Excellent base recipe- however, I did alter it quite a bit to make it a full 5 stars. First, I substituted 2 pounds of lean, ground turkey in place of the ground beef. I browned the meat and added the onions, salt, pepper and garlic to the meat for about 2 minutes for the flavors to meet. I then transferred it to the slow-cooker along with the other ingredients. There's no need to drain, because the meat is so lean, and the juices add wonderful flavor to the chili. I reduced the salt by one tsp, used one can of diced tomatoes with zesty chiles (because we like things with a bit of a kick) and one can of diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion. I also added one tsp of cumin, and diced two celery stalks and added it to the rest of the ingredients. I cooked it on low for about 6 hours. Truly the best chili I have ever made. Everyone was begging for seconds!!
I only gave 4 stars, because I had to add more seasoning to make it 5 stars. I tasted it halfway through (I cooked for 4 hours on higher temp), and thought it tasted a bit bland. I added extra salt, cumin, coriander, mexican oregano, cayenne, a little beef bouillon, and a large bay leaf. Also, I used one can of diced tomatoes with chiles in place of one of the cans of regular diced tomatoes. The end result was awesome! It was good enough that I totally forgot to put the cheese on it when I served it, and nobody said a thing about the cheese missing. I served it with cornbread and honey butter. About the too dry versus too watery thing... at first I thought it looked way too thick and added some extra water. As the vegetables cooked, they released enough water that soon it was too watery. I left the lid off for a while to let it cook down a little and it was perfect. So either way, it's a problem easily fixed. It most likely would have been perfect had I not added the water, although I'm sure it's much up to personal preference.
this was really easy to make and i had it in the crock pot all day. it turned out great. since it was a little spicier, i served it with sour cream and tortilla chips. other than that followed the recipe exactly. thanks for sharing!
wonderful!!! add black beans & pinto beans
This was the first time I have ever made Chili, and I had my in-laws over!!! I was searching for a good recipe to impress them with and I think I did all because of this delicious recipe! It truly is the best! I did add 1 more TBS of Chili Powder and 1 TBS of Cumin like many of the other reviews suggested, it was a hit! Can't wait to eat our left overs tonight! Thank you!
Perfect base recipe if you are looking for one. Substitute as needed =D
This was very good... I like my chili with thin broth, like they do it at Wendy's... and this was very tasty. I used Rotel since I didnt have any green peppers, and it was plenty spicy.
missed a star for draining the tins of extra liquid. the vitamins are in the liquid and i have always just added the whole can without draining. Maybe not quite as thick but still really tasty.
My mom isn't big on spicy chili or a lot of beans so this is perfect for us. I used ground pork today since it was on sale and it came out as delicious as usual.
I thought it was good, but very bland.
I used buffalo, yellow bell pepper, fresh diced tomatoes, red onions, elephant clove. My family could not get enough.
I made this recipe for a chili cook off at work and got 1st place. People didn't believe me when I told them I only found the recipe online two days before the contest! I added Jalapeños because I like spicey food and some cumin because other reviews suggested it. Love the recipe and will make it again for future chili cook offs and for cold winter days.
Everybody loved this chili including my hard to please grandmother-in-law and my husband who doesn't eat chili. Great!
I made this 3 days ago and I'm still eating it...it makes a LOT of chili. It tastes even better as the days go by. The only changes I made to the recipe were to add an extra tablespoon of chili powder, and a box of frozen corn the last hour. Excellent recipe!
This was excellent, of course with own twists it was even better. I added some cumin, a little bit more salt and pepper. 2 more cloves of garlic and a tad bit more chili powder.
Huge hit!! Followed recipe, only added a lot more chili powder. Excellent response!
This chili was amazing, filling, tasty, not too spicy. We loved it!
Every time I make this it gets rave reviews! Meals don't come any easier either. I usually serve it with a dollop of sour cream on top and Fritos to scoop and eat.
This is a great recipe. I cut the amount in half for the meat, and use 2-3 onions, and at least 4 cloves of garlic, and also a whole green pepper. Comes out with a lot of flavor.
This is my favorite kind of Allrecipes recipe: One that is solid as-is, but ripe for variations. Prepared as written, it's not "too" anything -- salty, spicy, etc. --leaving room to add according to one's preference, and the flavors balance well. The proportions of the recipe also lend themselves well to making a half batch.
Super easy to put together and VERY satisfying... I left the cayenne out because my 3-year-old rejects anything spicy, and it became a really family friendly dish. Very hearty and lots of protein!
Fantastic recipe, very tasty. I made one small adjustment, only because I like spice - I substituted 3 small jalapenos instead of the 1 green pepper. It wasn't overly hot but gave it a bit of a kick. Will definitely make again!
This is my favorite chili recipe with one tiny change. I'm a vegetarian, so I omit the meat and double the beans - a can of kidney and a can of black works well. I like halving the recipe and cooking it in my little crockpot - I get three or four meals out of it that way. Great over pasta. The flavors are perfect.
Great recipe, would not change a thing, only to help you out a little, try using frozen chopped onions and peppers, it is soo much easier and faster, and nobody even notices that they are frozen.
This was indeed a good starter chili recipe. I used flank steak cut into small cubes instead of ground beef, but otherwise pretty much stuck to the recipe as written. It was mild, which was great for me, but my son prefers a little more kick and added some hot sauce to his bowl. After reading other reviews saying it was a little watery, I did drain one can of the tomatoes, and took the lid off the cooker for the last 30 minutes, which helped - it would have been too thin for my taste if I hadn't. All in all, a nice mild chili to "play with". Will definitely use this recipe again!
This was very good but I did change it a bit, I used a 15 oz can of tom sauce 1 onion 2 green peppers and 3 lbs of meat it came out fantastic everyone loved it! I also added more chili powder and cooked it for 4 hrs on high.
I call this "can't screw up" chili! I didn't have some of the ingredients - I used pork sausages (browned & cut up) yellow pepper, frozen tomatoes, tomato paste. Instead of chili powder used cumin, paprika and crushed red pepper flakes. Came out great!
This chili is money as is and I have cooked it several times. With that being said I double the recipe and use 2 lbs of ground beef and 2 lbs of stew meat. Another suggestion is after you brown ground beef, add onion and continue cooking till onions are clear but not browned, then drain and add to cooker. Then brown stew meat, add to hot pan and sear, you want to seal in the juices from the meat and add. Before you make, you will need a 6 or 7 QT slow cooker to fit it all. This recipe is great the way it is written...These are simply things I have added and my friends and family go crazy for. Thank you Sue for this great and simple recipe !!
My family enjoyed the chili. I added my own spices and more pepper.
Excellent-my husband loved it! I made a few substitutions based on what I had on hand. I substituted one can of black beans (for one of the cans of kidney beans) and one can of Rotel (for one of the cans of tomatoes. I used deer hamburger meat browned in Tony's (since we have a deep freeze full) and also added one teaspoon of cummin to the mixture. I used green and red bell peppers. I followed the recipe for everything else, and it is by far the best one I have for chili. Thanks!
The recipe needed just a little bit more flavor, so I added some jalapenos. Otherwise, the chili turned out really great and was so easy.
Yum! We love this as a starter chili! The only thing we add is chopped green chilies,corn,red pepper flakes, and we use black beans. It's yummy with a dash of hot sauce with corn bread and cheese!
Best chili I have ever eaten. My boyfriend also raves about it every time I make it and I have made it quite a few times now I modified the receipe a little bit by using Bush's chili beans instead of kidney beans (undrained), a can of rotel either regular or hot depending on how much of a kick I want to add to it and one can of regular diced tomatoes (undrained), only one onion, a teaspoon of cummin and and an extra tablespoon of chili powder and it turns out absolutely fantastic!!!! Thanks for the recipe.
Very easy and very good! Had plans for crockpot but got a call that family member had been in minor accident just as I was cooking meat. So by the time everything was cleared up and I was home again, I just made it on the stove. I added the cumin as suggested for little extra flavor. Appreciated that it was not spicy. Did need some more juice so I'll be using the larger can of sauce next time. Oh, and I used ground turkey!
I have made this several times, and my entire family loves it!
I recommend using only 1 can of Beans, Mushrooms instead of the Peppers and I also added a Tbs of Cumin.
Easy & Delisious! Great for busy people. I cut the recipe in half and it works great. I leave the green pepper out because i don't like spicy. I also add 1 cup water (if cooking it longer than 2 hours), 1 can of drained corn, & some cumin. I like to mix in cheddar cheese, sour cream, & fritos in my serving bowls.
This is by far the best chili I've EVER made/had! I followed the recipe exactly. Kindof. I used what I had on hand in the house. Instead of a green pepper, I used an orange pepper. I had 2 cans of diced tomatoes but they had green chilies added to them(they gave GREAT flavor!) and I had i can Bush's kidney beans and 1 can of Bush's chili beans. All I can say is WOW. Really the only thing I actually changed is when I browned the ground beef I cooked it with the 2 cloves garlic AND added 2 more cloves to the pot with the other ingredients. This chili had the BEST flavor, the PERFECT spice, and everyone raved about it. I'm not sure how this is a "basic" chili recipe as other reviewers have stated. I wouldn't add a thing! Chili should be simple. Thanks for the amazing recipe!
This is a great basic chili that is definitely fun to tweak! I myself did the following changes: Before I cooked the meat, I drizzled some olive oil in a pan and lightly sauteed some garlic. Once the garlic was cooked and infused its favor in the oil, I added the meat and added salt and garlic powder. When the meat was cooked, I added some store bought finely diced jalapenos (for a bit extra heat!). I added the other ingredients but added some more salt and chili powder than the recipe calls. I also added some regular hot wing sauce, it gives the chili some heat and an added flavor. My boyfriend loved this chili! Definitely start with the basics and make it your own!
This recipe seems like a good start as-written (too dry, though?), and it is easy to alter to suit your taste. I like a lot going on in my chili, and so I added the following: 1 bottle of beer, 1 large chipotle, cumin, oregano, 2 Tbsp tomato paste, lots more garlic, and some frozen corn at the end of cooking. I added a second can of tomato sauce, which may not have been necessary. I used only 1 large onion. I cooked it for 8 hours on low and served the chili with cheese, green onions, cilantro and sour cream on top. Would have included tortilla chips, but I caught the hubby finishing off the bag earlier that day - oops. Anyway, we ate seconds of the chili, and there is still plenty left to freeze. I usually reduce the number of stars when I alter a recipe so much but not this time because it is a good basic. I will make again with changes - yum!!
EXCELLENT chili! Easy prep, very flavorful. I sprinkled black peppercorn on the ground beef while browning, also added 1 tsp worcestershire for added flavor to the meat. For crockpot, skipped the kidney beans altogether. Used 4 fresh garlic cloves (chopped) and added 1/4 tsp cayenne. Used canned diced tomatoes that had mild green chile in them. Didn't have tomato sauce so used Classico sausage pepper & onion spaghetti sauce. I insist this helped with kick and flavor! Cooked on high for 4 hours. Topped with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese. Served with Fritos. FH wasn't hungry when the meal was ready but devoured it when it was served. He is picky about his chili and absolutely loved this, as did I. Thanks for the recipe! It is a keeper!
i made this in the morning an d slow cooked it till supper. i used garlic salt instead of garlic and onion flakes intead of onion and omitted the salt and pepper and cheese. its in my slow cooker right now
This is a great recipe! My children love it so much, I have to make two crockpots at a time! Very easy and not a lot of ingredients. It is a low cost but great dinner! Love it!
Substituted ground chicken for ground beef and added red peppers. Made a good, hearty chili without having to scoop lots of fat off the top! Recommend - quick and easy.
I made this for my family and they LOVED it! Yummy on this cold Arizona day!
aw I did not think it was anything special. i will keep looking for a mind blowing chili
This was very good! I omitted the beans and replaced them with 1 more can of diced tomatoes and 1 more can of tomato sauce. Also, I added more chili powder and about half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
I did NOT enjoy this chili. It lacked flavor. I added a few ingredients (per our personal preference) and we were still disappointed. My husband said it had too much garlic; and too much onion. I used 1 medium onion and added Del Monte chili style canned tomatoes, added jalapeño's and 3 tbs of chili powder. :( Very disappointed. I will continue looking for a crockpot chili recipe.
Delicious! A keeper and will be made over and over again at my house!