I was going to attempt a chili recipe I got from a friend and discovered I had none of the ingredients. I already had my meats thawed and was set on chili for dinner, so I took what I had in my pantry and went with it. It's a big hit in my house now.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
3 hrs 15 mins
total:
3 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir ground beef and chorizo sausage into onion mixture; cook, breaking meat apart while stirring, until no longer pink, 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Mix ground beef-chorizo mixture, diced tomatoes, chili, butter beans, tomato sauce, chili powder, chipotle seasoning blend, salt, and black pepper in a slow cooker.

  • Cook on High until flavors have blended, 3 to 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

434 calories; protein 25.7g 51% DV; carbohydrates 17.4g 6% DV; fat 29.3g 45% DV; cholesterol 80.7mg 27% DV; sodium 1192.8mg 48% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2014
Just as the recipe submitter did I too had to resort to what was in my pantry. That being said I did not have a can of prepared chili so I used a can of chili beans the whole can of tomato sauce and extra chili powder in its place. I also used venison in place of the ground beef. Chorizo is so greasy that I recommend draining the meat mixture before adding it to the slow cooker. This recipe could very easily be done on the stove top as well if you needed dinner on the table in less than an hour. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2014
Just as the recipe submitter did I too had to resort to what was in my pantry. That being said I did not have a can of prepared chili so I used a can of chili beans the whole can of tomato sauce and extra chili powder in its place. I also used venison in place of the ground beef. Chorizo is so greasy that I recommend draining the meat mixture before adding it to the slow cooker. This recipe could very easily be done on the stove top as well if you needed dinner on the table in less than an hour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2017
My husband and I LOVED this recipe! I was very nervous about making it because my husband really loves his moms chili...but he was definitely impressed with this one! The flavor of the ground beef and chorizo together is perfect when combined. We're already talking about making it again soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2018
Wow we loved this! I did make modifications based on what I had in the pantry. I left out the "prepared chili" used a can of chopped chillis 2 cans of black beans instead of 1 can of butter beans 14oz can of diced tomatoes and 14oz of crushed tomatoes (didn't have any tomato sauce) threw in some chopped bell peppers to add some more bulk and I didn't bother pre-cooking anything. Cranked it up to high for 5 hours and everything was cooked perfectly! Very thick and hearty - we loved it over some rice. Fits well into a 5qt slow cooker. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2018
I and my roommates made it- in fact we made two (2) slightly different versions; the first just as the recipe called for it to be made. But the second version we ENHANCED with the addition of some GHOST PEPPER and CAROLINA REAPER hot sauces. And I might add the 2nd version with the hot sauces added was the FIRST BATCH TO GO!! Our guests that evening LOVED IT! So I definitely recommend THIS recipe if you have the time and the patience. Oh and just to be sure- YES I DEFINITELY will be making this recipe again! It might even become my "official" go-to chili recipe! Thanks Allrecipes- job WELL DONE! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2020
I didn’t use the can of pre-made chili. Instead, I used the powdered chili mix packet and added the ingredients listed on the back of the package (tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, etc). It was excellent! Read More