I wanted to make a delicious Crockpot® chili that didn't take an hour to prepare. This one, you just open cans and dump them in! You can let this cook all day or it's ready after a couple of hours.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
8 hrs 10 mins
total:
8 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Crumble ground beef into a skillet over medium heat. Stir garlic, oregano, chili powder, and basil into the beef; cook and stir until beef is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes.

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  • Combine light red kidney beans, dark red kidney beans, diced tomatoes, and corn in crock of a slow cooker. Stir cooked ground beef into the bean mixture.

  • Cook on Medium-Low for 2 hours. Stir sugar into the chili and continue cooking as long as you can wait, at least 6 hours. Season with salt and black pepper to serve.

Nutrition Facts

567 calories; protein 33.8g 68% DV; carbohydrates 85.3g 28% DV; fat 11.8g 18% DV; cholesterol 47.3mg 16% DV; sodium 1392.5mg 56% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2012
I made this for a family party, so upped the ground beef to 2 pounds. Then used enough garlic powder for 2 cloves, used four different kinds of beans (black, pinto, red, and pink) and didn't use the sugar at all. This was probably the best chili we've ever had! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2015
Wow I was expecting the best chili I have ever had. This was OK but certainly not the best. I was very hesitant about the corn since I have never had chili with corn but I followed the recipe. Should have followed my instincts. The corn was overpowering and completely changed the consistency of the chili. I used the brown sugar but didn't really taste it. It also seemed very thick and lacking the chili gravy I am accustomed to. Definitely not enough meat. I might try some changes but still looking for that great recipe. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2012
I made this for a family party, so upped the ground beef to 2 pounds. Then used enough garlic powder for 2 cloves, used four different kinds of beans (black, pinto, red, and pink) and didn't use the sugar at all. This was probably the best chili we've ever had! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2012
Made this today and just loved it :) Added some onions and mushrooms because my family loves them! But overall great easy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2012
Fantastic and super easy! I swapped out the white sugar for brown, which gives it a wonderfully sweet and smooth flavor. Also, I added in pinto beans. Either way, it is a great chili recipe for those of us on a time schedule. My boys (5 and 3) love the flavor since it isn't spicy at all and goes very well with corn bread. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2013
This is my first review. We were invited to a Superbowl Party and my 9 year old decided she too wanted to enter the chili contest being held. Well she won 1st place out of 8 entries as judged by only adults! I did forget to buy the corn and she only added 1 tablespoon of sugar (usually not a fan of modifications but this is how she made it based on the original recipe). She followed the rest of the recipe to the letter (getting only help with the hot stove). Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2012
Really good and very easy. Wonder if the salt and pepper can be added in the beginning versus after it is done. I did not alter the recipe in anyway and it was great. I would add double the meat next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2015
Wow I was expecting the best chili I have ever had. This was OK but certainly not the best. I was very hesitant about the corn since I have never had chili with corn but I followed the recipe. Should have followed my instincts. The corn was overpowering and completely changed the consistency of the chili. I used the brown sugar but didn't really taste it. It also seemed very thick and lacking the chili gravy I am accustomed to. Definitely not enough meat. I might try some changes but still looking for that great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2012
Very easy very tasty very economical and very satisfying. We thought this is the perfect meal for those busy days. The only change I made was to substitute molasses for the sugar use frozen sweet corn and sauted a small onion while browning the meat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2013
tried this tonight. Used maple flavoured brown beans and kidney beans left out the sugar. Still had a nice sweet taste. Hubby and I loved it the kids were on the fence about it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2013
Although I made a few modifications this was fantastic! The modifications are as follows: 1) Supermarket fresh basil and oregano finely chopped when cooking ground beef 2) Garlic and chili powder going into the crock pot at two hour mark rather than with ground beef also added red pepper flakes 3) 2 lbs. of ground beef rather than one (ground chuck is great) cook one pound at a time and add without the fat if you can manage to avoid it 4) Added a can of Tomato paste designed for chili recipes 5) Used a bit less of the canned corn 6) Well rinsed the beans like three to four times (this enhances the texture and flavor of the beans IMO - tip: use the sprayer on your sink) 7) Didn't use sugar at all not sure it would have made much of a difference anyways especially when using the chili tomato paste If you are making a larger batch I would highly recommend you consider my alterations. Although it is quite mild you can spice it up more by adding a jalapeno pepper or more chili powder. I try to avoid using powders and premade spices hence why I used fresher basil and oregano. It all helps to enhance the flavor. Although this is quite hypocritical of me considering I used the chili tomato paste but hey I only used one can! Overall I am very happy with this recipe and will use this often. Next time I might add a whole onion chopped or I'll try the brown sugar to making something sweet. For some background: College male brought to a super bowl party the ladies loved it! Read More
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