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

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook and stir ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain.

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  • Transfer ground beef to a slow cooker.

  • 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.

  • Place remaining green bell peppers and red bell peppers on top of mixture.

  • Cover the cooker and cook on High setting until vegetables are soft and the flavors have blended, about 2 hours.

  • Stir chili and cook on Low setting for 6 more hours.

  • Serve in bowls; garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon of shredded Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts

332.7 calories; protein 23.2g 46% DV; carbohydrates 21g 7% DV; fat 17.7g 27% DV; cholesterol 64.4mg 22% DV; sodium 896.2mg 36% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2013
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/18/2012
There is some awesome recipes on here but this is not one of them. I did not care for this. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/18/2012
There is some awesome recipes on here but this is not one of them. I did not care for this. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2014
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2013
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! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/02/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2015
This was my first time using my slow cooker and making chilli! I made a few changes just to my personal preference. I only used half a green pepper and half a red pepper, garlic powder instead of cloves, I used one can of sliced mushrooms and I added a small can of tomato paste. It is still currently in the slow cooker but I have tasted a bit and it's already amazing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2013
This is exactly how my dad taught me 45 yrs ago minus the peppers. I may try peppers next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2014
I never liked chili much before trying this recipe but it has become a household favorite. My husband has even admitted it's better than his mother's! We enjoy it with cornbread or cheddar bay biscuits. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2018
I used minced garlic in a jar instead of cloves but this is still delicious thank you for putting this up this recipe Read More