Slow Cooker Beef Chili Recipe
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Slow Cooker Beef Chili Recipe

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“This tomatoey chili was our traditional Halloween supper when our children were small,” shares Mary Foster, Franklin Grove, Illinois. “My husband and I still enjoy its slow-cooked goodness and keep extra servings in the freezer.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
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  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • Dash hot pepper sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 253 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 892 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a small skillet, cook the beef, onion, green pepper, celery and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain.
  2. Transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Chili in Cooking for 2 Fall 2006, p7

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 253 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 892 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Sep. 28, 2013

I agree with "Mrs. Doubtfire" -- WAY too "ketchupy". It really did taste like barbecue sauce with kidney beans in it. Don't think I'll be making this again -- and, if I do, I will definitely be tweaking it.

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Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

This recipe was so quick and easy that I made it in a pan on the stove! The only adjustments I made were to add a can of sweet kernel corn and instead of using chili powder, I used a chili seasoning packet. Delicious!

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Reviewed May. 13, 2012

What a great great great recipe. I did add a little more meat more tomato sauce and a small can of paste with only a 1/4 cup of ketchup. My husband really enjoyed and has been raving about it. It wasnt to spicy either and the kids loved it they even got seconds.

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

Very vibrant and strong flavor with not too much spice. We like more mild chilis that bring out the flavor of the ingredients rather than simply burning your taste buds away, and it fit the bill perfectly. The convenience of the smaller serving size helped as well, we were sad to see Cooking For 2 go.

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Reviewed Oct. 27, 2008

Not my idea of chili really, wasn't bad though. A little too "ketchupy" for me, reminded me of meatloaf. Maybe rename this recipe to "Meatloaf Soup & Beans"?

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