Sherry's 49'er Crock Pot Chili

Sherry Rook


I've made this chili over and over thru the years. Sometimes I put in a large 6-8 qt pot and cook on the stove and double the ingredients. But today I prepared the chili in advanced and refrigerated the ceramic crock in the fridge. Will take it out early in the morning on Sunday and start to cook it on low for 4-6 hrs. This will slow cook while I'm attending Church, then the gym and should be ready by game time...


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30 Min
6 Hr


  • 1
    large skillet
  • 1 1/2-2 lb
    93% lean ground beef not more than 7% fat or ground turkey
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    mild or hot chili powder
  • 2 c
    diced white onion
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    mild or hot chili powder
  • ·
    crock pot
  • 2 can(s)
    15oz of light or dark red kidney beans, drain in a colander and rinse beans gently under cold running water. shake off excess water.
  • 2 can(s)
    15oz pinto beans do not drain
  • 2 Tbsp
    mild or hot chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 5 c
    100% tomato juice

How to Make Sherry's 49'er Crock Pot Chili


  1. Step 1 as you need to prepare these ingredients first.
    In a large skillet on medium heat add ground beef or turkey meat, sprinkle 1 tsp of kosher salt, 1/4 tsp of black pepper, and 1 TBSP of chili powder. Brown beef or turkey mixture and seasonings half way, drain. Add meat mixture back to skillet. Add 2 cups of diced white onion, 1/2 tsp of kosher salt, 1/4 tsp of black pepper and 1 tsp of chili powder. Combine and cook until meat mixture is no longer pink. The onions do not have to be cooked thru they will finish cooking in the crock pot, Do not drain.
  2. Step 2 and you will need the following additional ingredients.
    Add cooked meat mixture to a crock pot. Mine is a 4 qt crock. Then add the well rinse and drained kidney beans, add the undrained pinto beans, sprinkle 2 TBSP chili powder, 1 tsp of kosher salt, 1/8 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes and 5 cups of 100% tomato juice. Give chili a good stir to combine all ingredients. Cook on low 6-8 hrs longer if necessary. Taste chili a few times you may need to adjust the seasoning to your liking.
  3. When chili is done ladle into your favorite 49'er bowl and you can add the following on top of your chili. Diced avocado, shredded 2% cheese, low fat sour cream, diced raw onion, crumbled cornbread, crumbled fritos, and or crushed torilla chips.

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About Sherry's 49'er Crock Pot Chili

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy

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