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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
4 hrs 13 mins
total:
4 hrs 23 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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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.

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

Nutrition Facts

274 calories; protein 18.8g; carbohydrates 19.6g; fat 13.3g; cholesterol 45.7mg; sodium 959mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (19)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2016
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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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
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: 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
11/04/2019
Easy and yummy. 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
01/05/2020
Easy to make and vert hearty. Family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2020
Made recipe as is and was well received. It was not too spicy, so those who liked more heat added hot sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2018
I used shallots instead of onions. Also added a few tbsps of Tabasco, and white beans, in addition to the red beans. Served it with Mexican blended shredded cheese, cast iron skillet cornbread and Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPAs. Great Sunday evening meal! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2020
I made this for a chili competition and everyone voted it for first place..... man it it delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2019
Easy and everyone loves it! Read More