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green bean chili

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Hope Wasylenki
Gahanna, OH

OK - I know it sounds a bit weird, but once you try it, it tastes surprisingly good. Even better? It's a slow-cooker dish - Oh, how I love those "set -n- forget" recipes. Serve this one with nothing more than a loaf of sourdough bread or a pan of cornbread.

(1 rating)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For green bean chili

  • 1 lb
    ground turkey or beef
  • 1 lg
    onion, diced
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    each, salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp
    sugar (optional)
  • 20 oz
    canned tomato or 8-vegetable juice
  • 1 can
    (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1-2 lg
    bay leaves
  • 20-24 oz
    french-style green beans, frozen

How To Make green bean chili

  • 1
    In a large skillet, cook ground meat until almost done. Add in onions and garlic and cook for 3 minutes.
  • 2
    Dump cooked mixture into slow-cooker liner. Add seasonings/spices, sugar, tomato juice, tomatoes, bay leaves and green beans.
  • 3
    Cook on LOW for 8-10 hours or on HIGH 4-5 hours.
  • 4
    When done, ladle into bowls and top with your favorite toppings: shredded cheese, diced onion, jalapenos, crushed tortilla chips, sour cream