My boys and husband love this. Add some corn chips or Cheddar cheese and it is to die for. I have made this for my husband's work and for church functions and it is always a winner.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef; cook and stir until browned, 8 to 10 minutes.

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  • Transfer beef mixture to a 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in kidney beans, diced tomatoes, tomato puree, water, green chile peppers, chili powder, salt, cumin, and black pepper.

  • Cook on Low until flavors combine, 4 to 6 hours.

Cook's Notes:

I usually use a combination of beans like kidney and black or kidney and garbanzo. I usually use dried beans and cook them in my pressure cooker.

Tips

If you can't find puree, just use tomato paste and add water to it to get a puree consistency.

Nutrition Facts

273.7 calories; 18.8 g protein; 19.6 g carbohydrates; 45.7 mg cholesterol; 959 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2016
Homemade Chili Haiku: "Not sure it's 'homemade' when ingredients are canned. But dang is it good!" I halved the recipe for 2 adults and 2 kiddos using a can of Rotel and one 15 oz. can of tomato sauce instead of the puree and made it in advance letting it simmer in the dutch oven for an afternoon tucking it into the fridge then re-simmering next day b4 serving with cheese and Frito scoops. Nothing outstanding about this chili but maybe that's why we ate all of it up with no complaints. It's just a good easy basic chili. Can't wait for cooler Fall temperatures so we can have it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2016
Homemade Chili Haiku: "Not sure it's 'homemade' when ingredients are canned. But dang is it good!" I halved the recipe for 2 adults and 2 kiddos using a can of Rotel and one 15 oz. can of tomato sauce instead of the puree and made it in advance letting it simmer in the dutch oven for an afternoon tucking it into the fridge then re-simmering next day b4 serving with cheese and Frito scoops. Nothing outstanding about this chili but maybe that's why we ate all of it up with no complaints. It's just a good easy basic chili. Can't wait for cooler Fall temperatures so we can have it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2016
Homemade Chili Haiku: "Not sure it's 'homemade' when ingredients are canned. But dang is it good!" I halved the recipe for 2 adults and 2 kiddos using a can of Rotel and one 15 oz. can of tomato sauce instead of the puree and made it in advance letting it simmer in the dutch oven for an afternoon tucking it into the fridge then re-simmering next day b4 serving with cheese and Frito scoops. Nothing outstanding about this chili but maybe that's why we ate all of it up with no complaints. It's just a good easy basic chili. Can't wait for cooler Fall temperatures so we can have it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2017
I was looking for a healthy chili and came across this one. I used extra lean beef mixed beans instead of just kidney I added an extra tbsp of chill powder and tsp of cayenne to spice it up a bit. It's a great slow cook meal that tastes better the longer it goes. Loved it the next day too! Thanks Healthy Girl we'll make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2018
This was AMAZING! cooked on low for 4.5 hours in a 5 quart crockpot. Added a little extra cumin and chili powder. Had 2.3 lbs of ground beef. Also used one can kidney beans and 1 can cannelini beans. The combo was very good. Will make this often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2019
Easy and everyone loves it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2019
Easy and yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2020
Very good! Thank you for sharing!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2019
Easy to make & delicious my kids loved it and asked for seconds! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2020
I used ground turkey and added a little more cumin. It was delicious. Everyone gobbled it up. I am going to experiment with other beans while using this as a base recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2018
Good basic chili. Exactly what I wanted. Read More