Rating: 3.75 stars
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4

My mother gave me this one as an easy way to dump dinner in a pot and be done with it. It is a simple meal. Serve with crackers or cornbread.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
7 servings
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, saute the ground beef for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned. Transfer to a slow cooker. Then add the onion, green bell peppers, beans and tomatoes to the slow cooker. Season with chili powder to taste. Cook on high setting for 4 hours, or until all vegetables are tender.

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Nutrition Facts

487 calories; protein 28.3g; carbohydrates 53.7g; fat 18.6g; cholesterol 55.1mg; sodium 853mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (74)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2004
Very good! I used about 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef and I only used three cans of kidney beans (it just seemed like a lot of beans)with one green pepper. Also I added garlic powder salt and pepper and used A LOT more chili powder than the recipe called for. I used about four tablespoons. It was a little watery so I added a small can of tomato paste! I thought it was a great recipe overall! I will make this agian without a doubt! Thank you! Read More
(68)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2004
My chili came out great but that was with some changes to this recipe...I only put in 3 cans of beans...i used a can of diced tomatoes and a small can of tomatoe paste instead of the suggested can of tomotoes. I used 3 times the chili powder and also added two hot peppers used only one green pepper and threw in some hot sauce and salt....otherwise it would have been to runny and too beany and too bland...4 hours was perfect cooking time in the slow cooker. Read More
(118)
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2004
My chili came out great but that was with some changes to this recipe...I only put in 3 cans of beans...i used a can of diced tomatoes and a small can of tomatoe paste instead of the suggested can of tomotoes. I used 3 times the chili powder and also added two hot peppers used only one green pepper and threw in some hot sauce and salt....otherwise it would have been to runny and too beany and too bland...4 hours was perfect cooking time in the slow cooker. Read More
(118)
Rating: 2 stars
01/14/2004
I really wish I would have read the other reviews prior to making this. The recipe 'as is' does not make a very good chili. It is very runny not enough chili powder and has WAY too many beans in it. I think the changes suggested by the other reviewers would help a lot. Read More
(82)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2004
Very good! I used about 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef and I only used three cans of kidney beans (it just seemed like a lot of beans)with one green pepper. Also I added garlic powder salt and pepper and used A LOT more chili powder than the recipe called for. I used about four tablespoons. It was a little watery so I added a small can of tomato paste! I thought it was a great recipe overall! I will make this agian without a doubt! Thank you! Read More
(68)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2004
this is not relly a thick chili its more watery like soup very watery at least it was when i made it.it was still good but not what i though it was going to be Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
Used 1 40oz can of kidney beans instead cut the pepper and the onion added 2 cans tomato paste salted peppered used garlic powder to taste and 3tbs chili powder. Also used 2lbs ground beef instead! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2010
My family loved this one! I made 12 servings but only used half of the cans instructed (I don't like a lot of beans). I also added a bay leaf Italian seasoning and a lot of garlic (6 cloves for 12 servings). I also put some tomato paste - I have it in a tube so I just squeezed it in) to try and thicken it up a little. What an improvement to an already wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2013
After reading reviews and taking others suggestions I made my chili with: almost 2 lbs ground beef 1 greean bell pepper diced 1 red bell pepper diced 1 onion diced 2 cans of kidney beans 1 can chili beans 1 can diced tomatoes 1 small can tomato paste 1 1/2 cups water lots of salt pepper and chili powder. It turned out perfect!4 hrs was the perfect amount of time. It was my first chili attempt and its now a family favorite. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2002
Try using tomato paste in place of some of the canned tomatoes for a thicker consistency. You may want to add a bit of suger however to sweeten it up. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2011
Bravo! I really loved this. I used a small can of Manwich sauce inplace of one of the cans of tomato sauce. It along withe spices gave the dish some extra kick! Read More
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