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(1 rating)
Recipe by
Melinda Gage-Putnam
Oak Forest, IL

I used to use the packaged chili seasonings like 2-Alarm chili kit, but omitted that all together and tried this

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For chili

  • 4 lb
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 can
    29 oz. plain tomato sauce
  • 1 can
    4 oz. diced green chilies
  • 2 can
    15 oz pinto beans
  • 2 can
    15 oz diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 3 Tbsp
    chili powder, hot, mixed with cayenne pepper powder

How To Make chili

  • 1
    In a large skillet, cook the meat, onion and garlic (I usually cook half of the ingredients at a time. Drain.
  • 2
    In a big pot or crockpot, preferably, add all the rest of the ingredients (add all juices also), stir, and start on high. After the meat is completely drained add to pot.
  • 3
    Bring it to a boil, let boil for half an hour, stirring occasionally so it doesn't stick. Then simmer for as long as you like. The longer, the thicker it will get, plus hotter (spicier). Don't forget the stirring, that is very important to incorporate the flavors.
  • 4
    After it is to likeness, you can add shredded cheese, sour cream and oyster crackers and ENJOY!