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The Ultimate Slow Cooked Chili

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"Chili is always a little bit of experimentation, a whole lot of flavor, and one of my absolute favorite dishes. There is always a little give and take but here is my honed recipe with the (staple) list of ingredients. Serve in a bowl on a cold night or even spread over white or brown rice sometimes. Always sprinkle generously with Cheddar cheese and crumbled tortilla chips and maybe a dollop of sour cream and enjoy!"
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Ingredients

6 h 25 m servings 492 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil large skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir beef, onion, and garlic in the hot oil until browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes; drain and discard grease. Season beef mixture with salt and pepper.
  2. Mix ground beef mixture, remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, pinto beans, ranch-style beans, white kidney beans, tomato sauce, Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, Mexican-style hot tomato sauce, green bell pepper, celery, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, cumin, parsley, basil, and brown sugar together in a slow cooker.
  3. Cook on High for 4 hours; stir in red wine and continue cooking for 2 more hours. (Cook on Low for 8 hours.)

Footnotes

  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 492 calories; 16.7 g fat; 52.7 g carbohydrates; 31.4 g protein; 55 mg cholesterol; 1125 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I halved the recipe and it still filled my crock-pot. I did use the whole onion, green bell pepper. It is a pretty meaty and bean chili, not heavy on the tomatoes or tomato sauce for those that ...

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Ultimate Slow Cooked Chili Haiku: "Halved the recipe, but still way too many beans. Good, not 'ultimate.'" The ingredient list is unneccesarily long, but I was faithful to it, only not using the...

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I halved the recipe and it still filled my crock-pot. I did use the whole onion, green bell pepper. It is a pretty meaty and bean chili, not heavy on the tomatoes or tomato sauce for those that ...

I think this a great recipe, especially to feed a crowd.

Made this recipe exactly as written, including adding 1/2 cup red wine for the final 2 hours of cooking. Flavor was perfect, not too spicy nor too mild. I will make this again and recommend it j...

Good basic recipe. I think the green pepper and onions are great and I love the different kind of beans. I added black beans to my mixture as well. I also use half ground beef and half ground p...

Tasted great! My family loved it. The only thing I changed was that I didn't have any worcestershire sauce so I substituted A-1 sauce and came out fine.

Ultimate Slow Cooked Chili Haiku: "Halved the recipe, but still way too many beans. Good, not 'ultimate.'" The ingredient list is unneccesarily long, but I was faithful to it, only not using the...

I made this chili for a large party and received MANY complements. It is thick and meaty with a complex home-made flavor. If you are looking for an excellent chili to impress your guests, this...

It turned out really good but made wayyy too much food for just me and my husband!

Loved it!!