Fireman Bob's Fire House Chili

Bob Cooney


Secret ingredient is 3/4 of a Hersey's Chocolate bar added with 2 hours of cooking time left...

★★★★☆ 7 votes
10 to 20
1 Hr
16 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This chili is not for the faint of heart! Those who like HOT chili will LOVE this one.  Make sure to use a large crock pot to cook this one in. We used a 7 quart crock pot and it was full. 

Bob mentions he added his 3/4 of a Hershey Bar secret ingredient at the end. We didn't see it in the instructions, but we made sure to add it. My mouth still may be on fire from this one!


4 lb
Lean Ground Beef
2 lb
Rib Eye, cut up into bite size chunks
12 clove
Garlic, finely chopped
1 large
Yellow Onion, chopped
Scotch Bonnet (habaneros) Peppers, chopped
Jalapeno Peppers, chopped
1 bunch
Celery, chopped
3 c
Green Peppers, chopped
3 c
Red Peppers, chopped
2 can(s)
27 oz. Kidney Beans, with liquid
16 oz
1 c
Chili Powder
3 Tbsp
Bacon grease

How to Make Fireman Bob's Fire House Chili


  • 1Brown the Rib Eye on all sides.
  • 2Brown ground beef in 3 Tbsp. bacon grease. Drain. Add chili powder. Stir together.
  • 3Put all ingredients plus Ground Beef in a Crock Pot on low. Cook at least 8 hours watching the liquid.

    Award Winning Chili
    PS...You can adjust this to your liking!

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About Fireman Bob's Fire House Chili

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #hot, #PEPPERS, #Fire, #house