CJ's Chili

Velina Acosta


Setting up a Chili Bar makes Game Day Fun. Lining the crock pot with a "crock pot liner" makes for easy cleanup. This recipe is a family and friend favorite. Enjoy!


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  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 clove
  • 1 large
  • 1 medium
    green pepper-finely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp
    allspice, ground
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt (add to taste)
  • 1/2 c
  • 32 oz
    tomatoes crushed
  • 1-16 can(s)
    red kidney beans - undrained

How to Make CJ's Chili


  1. Cook ground beef, chopped garlic, chopped onion & chopped green pepper in heavy skillet, over medium-high heat; until onion is soft, ground beef is no longer pink. Stir frequently, breaking up ground beef.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, bring to boil, cover and ***reduce heat. Simmer for 45 to 1 hour. Stir frequently. Garnish with chopped fresh onion, shredded cheese or other favorites.
  3. Suggested adjustments for "Hotter Chili" add favorite hot sauce to taste: more "Flavorful Chili" cook an hour longer: "Beanless Chili" omit beans, increase lean ground beef by 1 pound: "Thicker & Fuller Chili" add a Tablespoon of Mesa (Corn Flour.)
  4. Hints: Measure out all ingredients before cooking. ***Short on time, transfer ingredients to Slow Cooker after bringing to boil. Stir occasionally. Cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or high for 4 to 5 hours. Add water if too thick.

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About CJ's Chili

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Slow-cooker, #chili

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