Diane's Calico Chili

Diane's Calico Chili Recipe

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Diane C.

By
@thymeandmarjoram

I wanted to make some chili with mixed beans. This is a hearty, thick chili. Goes great with cornbread.

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Serves:
6-8
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
8 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 2-3 lb
    beef chuck roast
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil, divided
  • 1 can(s)
    tomatoes, 28 oz, diced
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato sauce, 8 oz.
  • 1 can(s)
    red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can(s)
    black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can(s)
    pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1 c
    hot water w/ 1 beef bouillon cube, dissolved
  • 2-3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp
    cumin seeds, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    marjoram, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    tarragon, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    celery seed

How to Make Diane's Calico Chili

Step-by-Step

  1. Remove bone from chuck roast if necessary. Cut the chuck roast into cubes, approx. 2 inches in size.
    Dredge the meat in the flour.
    Set up slow-cooker to warm on low.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Pour 1 Tbs oil into skillet. Brown the floured beef in the hot skillet til brown on all sides.
  3. Add browned beef to slow-cooker. Do not clean the skillet. Saute the onions in the same skillet with the remaining 1 TBS oil for 3-5 minutes. After the onions are soft and starting to brown, add them to the slow-cooker. Next, pour 1/2 C of the beef bouillon into the skillet, scraping up the browned bits into the broth. Add this bouillon and remaining beef bouillon to the slow-cooker.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and seasonings. Stir to blend. Cover and simmer on low for 7-8 hours.
  5. Notes:
    If you use a can of whole tomatoes, you can cut them up in the can with a pair of kitchen shears. Just open the can, insert your shears and snip away, chopping the tomatoes into smaller pieces.

    This chili is quite thick. If you like more sauce , add more water. Enjoy!

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About Diane's Calico Chili

Course/Dish: Beef Soups, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #beans, #hearty, #chili, #beef




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