Super Bowl Award Winning Chili Beans

Joyce Newman Recipe

By Joyce Newman 1Artsy1

6 to 8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

My personal recipe for spicy chili beans won a "Chili Cook Off" at a Super Bowl party. There were 10 crock pots full of chili in the cook off, mine took first place! Most people think that these chili beans have just the right amount of kick! The flavor of these beans are really good, even if you choose to omit or reduce the amount of cayenne pepper if you prefer milder chili beans. When making a larger pot of chili beans, use the larger quantities of ingredients, less quantity, the lesser side of ingredients.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Just the right balance of heat and flavor. A wonderfully solid chili for the hearty eaters in your life.


1 1/2-2 lb
lean ground beef or turkey. (beef was used in the cook off)
1-2 can(s)
s&w chili beans or pinto beans, add 1 can of black beans for variety and a larger pot of chili. (i prefer the 50% less sodium)
1 can(s)
s&w kidney beans (store brand is fine for all the beans)
1-2 can(s)
diced tomatoes with green chilies or mexican style. (for a larger pot of chili, add 2 cans of tomatoes)
1 1/4 can(s)
14 oz. tomato sauce
1 small
can tomato paste with italian seasoning
1 can(s)
7 oz. green chilies, diced
red bell pepper
1 medium
yellow onion, diced
1 tsp
garlic, minced (from jar)
1/4 c
mezzetta tamed jalapenos (jar), minced
2 Tbsp
chili powder
1 1/2-2 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
mexican oregano
1/2-1 tsp
cayenne pepper, optional
salt & pepper, optional, or to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Drizzle about a Tbsp. of olive oil or canola oil in a large stock pot on the stove and heat to med-high temp. Saute onion, jalapenos, and garlic until onions are almost clear.
Mince lean ground beef and cook with the onion mixture.
Salt & pepper to taste. Add Mexican oregano and stir to blend.
Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, green chiles, including the liquid from the tomatoes. Stir to incorporate.
Drain the liquid from all of the beans. Pour beans into the chili mixture and stir well.
If you have time to tend to the beans you can leave them in the stock pot. Let the chili beans simmer for 1-2 hours. Make sure to stir periodically. Otherwise, put the chili mixture & beans into a slow cooker for 4 - 6 hours on low, then on warm until ready to serve.
Optional: Serve with corn bread, Fritos scoops, shredded cheddar/jack or mexican blend cheeses, and sour cream.
Steps 1 , 2 & 3 are done in a large skillet or large saute pan instead of a stock pot.
Pour the ingredients into slow cooker or crockpot and continue with steps 4 & 5.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Bob Cooney - Shaklee Distributor firemanbob59
Jan 13, 2014
Congrats on the Blue Ribbon... I LOVE Chili! Pinched : and Shared!
Julie Merlich pugmom59
Nov 30, 2013
This is a really good recipe, but just a few points.....the recipe is a little difficult to follow. It calls for a red pepper but the instructions never tell you where to add it. I threw it in the pan with the onion mixture. Not sure if I should use 1 or 2 cans of Mexican tomatoes and if extra tomatoes were needed. I winged that one. With the addition of the tomato paste, it was too thick, so I added 1/2 cup of water. I also tripled the cumin and chili powder. It turned out great and the whole family loved it.
JO AN Stevens jms29
Nov 11, 2013
Made this again with half turkey and half ground beef and and four Tbs of chili since I must omit the spicy stuff. It is a keeper. I have been using the three different type of beans. Thanks Joyce!! Making it again this week since the hubby asked. This recipe couldn't be easier!!
Vanessa Nicholas LuvForButterflies
Nov 11, 2013
Ok, so even though I used regular jalapeno's (not tamed), and forgot (initially) to add the chili poweder and cumin it came out delicious! I had it in my crock pot for 5 hours. I thought it'd be too many beans. I used one can of each (pinto, kidney, black) but it's perfect. My boyfriend wants to use it for chili dogs tonight lol super easy recipe! Thanks!