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Homemade Chili

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"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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4 h 23 m servings 274
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 274 calories; 13.3 19.6 18.8 46 959 Full nutrition

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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 toma...

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 b...

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 ...

Easy and everyone loves it!

Easy to make & delicious my kids loved it and asked for seconds!

I cut recipe in half for smaller group. Was easy and extremely good.

Used Top Sirloin Steak and made macoroni for a quick Chili Mac.

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 ...

Good chili recipe. I only had a pound of beef so I halved the spices. I also didn’t add beans to my chili.