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Classic Beef Chili

  • Category Soups/Stews
  • Difficulty Difficulty
  • Prep Time 20
  • Cook Time 04:00
  • Total Time 04:20
  • Serves 6

A mild beef and bean chili, perfect for cold winter nights. This crock pot recipe is perfect for the cook on the go, start it in the morning, and leave to simmer for the day. Come home to finish it off, and enjoy a hot bowl of yummy chili. Don\'t forget the grated cheddar cheese and diced onion on top.

Kim Glee



  • 1.5 pounds, mince Beef
  • 1, diced onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 can stewed tomato
  • 6 cans red kidney beans
  • 4 beef stock cubes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 tablespoons conrstarch
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • water
  • cheddar cheese

How To7 Steps

Step 1

Drain and rinse beans, place into slow cooker.

Step 2

Deseed and dice jalapeno peppers, place into slow cooker.

Step 3

Add tomatoes, stock cubes, garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder, ground cumin, and chili mix.

Step 4

In frying pan add small amount of oil, and brown beef, breaking up into small pieces. Drain off oil, and add to slow cooker.

Step 5

Chop onion into ½ inch pieces. In same frying pan cook onions with a bit of oil from beef, until transparent, add to slow cooker.

Step 6

Add water until covered, mixing well. Cook on Medium heat for 4 to 6 hours

Step 7

About 30 minutes before finished, mix cornstarch in cup with COLD water until smooth, slowly add to chili to thicken. May add less or more, depending on how thick you want it. Simmer until ready to eat.

Chef's Notes

Depending how spicy you prefer, add more, or less jalapeno.
Add more cans of beans if you want. Can even try different types of beans.

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