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Maria Espravnik


Reserve tomatoe juice. Soak dried beans, reserve water.


★★★★★ 1 vote

1 pot
20 Min
1 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 2 lb
    ground beef (chicken, turkey, moose...)
  • 4 medium
    tomatoes, fresh or 2 15oz canned tomatoes, any style (stewed, cut up, whole)
  • 1 can(s)
    tomatoe juice. 16 ozs tomato juice
  • 1 can(s)
    kidney beans,dried , presoak or 15 oz canned ed overnight in water
  • 2 medium
    bell pepper
  • 3 clove
  • 1 large
  • ·
    cayenne pepper to taste
  • ·
    red peppers, crushed to taste
  • 1 sprig(s)
    cilantro, fresh

How to Make My Chili


  1. Dice FRESH tomatoes, onions, & bell peppers.
  2. Brown meat with garlic and onions. Add tomatoes, beans,peppers, tomatoe juice (or reserved liquids). Bring to boil and simmer for 40 mins - hour.
  3. add presoaked beans, or drain beans; reserve liquids
  4. Add Cayenne, red pepper simmer 5 mins.
  5. Remove from heat add cilantro
  6. Slow cooker method: add everything except spices & cilantro. simmer in the crock 4- overnight. I usually start this the night before so; I do this right before I finish up in the kitchen at night.
  7. 1/2 way through or when done add spices. Add cilantro right before serving
  8. the peppers are for heat adjust them to your taste

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About My Chili

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican

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