Chili by Maggie

Maggie ^O^


This is a basic chili.

Amounts listed are only guidelines.

Add more meat if desired or even no meat at all if that is your preference.

Add more beans or even different beans.

Use dried beans rather than canned if you have the time.

Adjust the spices according to your taste.

This stuff is just plain yummy comfort food .. it is really good the next day and it does freeze very well.

So if you are looking for a good basic start to creating your own chili recipe .. this just might be it !


★★★★★ 1 vote

Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1
    medium size spanish onion - chopped
  • 1
    28 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1
    16 oz can tomato puree
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2
    16 oz can cannellini beans
  • 1
    16 oz can great northern beans
  • 1
    16 oz can red kidney beans
  • ·
    cheddar cheese shredded for topping
  • ·
    sour cream for topping
  • ·
    corn chips for topping

How to Make Chili by Maggie


  1. Brown ground beef and onions in medium pot until meat is done and onions are tender.

    Drain well.

    Put into crock pot.
  2. Pour tomatoes and tomato puree over all in crock pot.
  3. Add seasonings.
  4. Rinse beans well, add to crock pot and stir until all items are combined.
  5. Cook on low for 6 - 8 hours or high for about 4 - 5 hours.
  6. During last half hour of cooking remove lid.
  7. Serve in bowls and top with cheddar cheese, sour cream and corn chips if desired.
  8. ***** NOTE *****

    You can cook this on the stove top rather than the slow cooker if desired. Cook times will vary and do be careful to keep a good stir going so the tomato products do not burn to the bottom of your pan.

Printable Recipe Card

About Chili by Maggie

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

Show 16 Comments & Reviews

Easy Back-to-school Dinners Recipe

Easy Back-to-School Dinners

Kitchen Crew

Until you get in the groove, back-to-school time is chaotic. I remember those days of parent-teacher conferences, sports practice, loads of homework, etc. On those nights, getting a meal on...

Blue Ribbon Chili Recipes

Blue Ribbon Chili Recipes

Kitchen Crew

Whether I'm preparing a meal for game day or I'm looking to put a comforting dinner on the table, when the weather gets cooler I start making batches of chili....

Prime Rib Roast Au Jus Perfect Every Time! No Fail Recipe

Prime Rib Roast Au Jus Perfect Every Time! No Fail

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

This no fail prime rib recipe is so easy and comes out perfect every time! Plus, with a side of au jus, this is an easy Christmas dinner anyone can...