A savory Southwestern chili.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
4 hrs 5 mins
total:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until beef is browned, about 5 minutes.

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  • Transfer beef and onion to a slow cooker. Stir in diced tomatoes, black beans, corn, nopales, tomato paste, chili powder, sugar, chipotle pepper, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.

  • Cook on Low until flavors combine, about 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

400 calories; protein 26.6g; carbohydrates 48.7g; fat 12.4g; cholesterol 55.1mg; sodium 1346.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2016
This was delicious chili. I know I have eaten nopales before but not in ages and I know I have never cooked with them. They added a nice favor to the chili and were tender. My changes.. hominy instead of corn and my canned tomatoes had diced chili in them so I left out the chipotle.. good thing as it was plenty spicy for me this way Read More
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  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2016
This was delicious chili. I know I have eaten nopales before but not in ages and I know I have never cooked with them. They added a nice favor to the chili and were tender. My changes.. hominy instead of corn and my canned tomatoes had diced chili in them so I left out the chipotle.. good thing as it was plenty spicy for me this way Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2018
This was honestly the best chili I ever had. Be warned though that this recipe calls for enough chili to fill 2 standard sized crock pots. After I combined all my ingredients I had to borrow a friends crock pot just to handle all of the chili. It was so delicious that it was gone within 2 days though. The tomato paste adds a really nice savory flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2018
Not bad for tomato based gringo "Chili" without an 'E.' Instead of corn use posole or hominy. Posole has a better texture. A little more Red Chile powder. The chipotle give s nice taste but the recipe as stated isn't very hot. Don't forget a dollop of some sour cream & tons of cheese to top off the bowl. The Nopales are a nice touch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2018
Amazing and thankful for a spin on traditional chili. Loved the tanginess from the nopales juice. I did add a lb of pork chorizo and used Mexican chili powder so it want too bland. Lastly I subbed one can of black beans with navy beans. It was hit and will share with others. This makes a large crock full so plan on freezing some. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2016
This dish was a great success for us. I made a vegetarian version by leaving out the meat. Added some carrots and peppers. I absolutely recommend it. This is going to be one of our favorites. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2019
I took it to our country clubs cook off. It was well liked I thought it was very thick and I added a bit of water but the consensus was it was still very thick I think next time I will add tomato juice. but the flavors are very good ( I used a poblano instead of chipotle and then the canned chipotle in adobo sauce (about half the can) and half a jalapeno seeded) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2020
This chili was delicious. Just enough spice and was yummy! This specific recipe makes a lot of chili so you can split the ingredients in half to make a smaller portion. My new favorite chili. Nopales (cactus) were hard to find but if you have a local Kroger you should be able to find them in a big jar. I would also suggest cutting them up before putting them in the chili so they aren't so long. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2018
Loved it! For just my husband and myself I made a half recipe. This was an excellent twist on chili and will be making it again soon. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2020
Excellent base recipe!!! To make it thicker, I actually only used half the amount of tomatoes called for. I also added one more chipotle pepper and a little more sugar. Note: The portions filled a crockpot with some left over. So using all tomatoes will probably fill two crockpots. Read More
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