Texican Chili Recipe
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Texican Chili Recipe

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This flavorful, meaty chili is my favorite...and it's so easy to prepare in the slow cooker. It's a great way to serve a crowd without last-minute preparation. I got the idea from my mother, who used her slow cooker often for soups and stews. -Stacy Law, Cornish, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 9 hours
MAKES:16-18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 9 hours
MAKES: 16-18 servings


  • 8 bacon strips, diced
  • 2-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cans (one 28 ounces, one 14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 163 calories, 6g fat (0g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 16g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 2 lean mea


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Brown beef in the drippings over medium heat; drain.
  2. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; add bacon and remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender, stirring occasionally. Yield: 16-18 servings.
Originally published as Texican Chili in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p29

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"Good recipe! I use ground turkey instead of beef and cilantro instead of parsley. Very tasty!"

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"I love this recipe, I like to add a little something with red pepper flakes and hot sauce sometimes as well."

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2012

"Good recipe, but being a Texan I have to say....This is neither Texan or Mexican, much less a mixture of the two."

Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"I made this recipe out of my "best loved recipes" cookbook and I loved it! So did our 4 year old son. My husband ate it and said it was good, but he prefers the flavor of "normal ground beef chili" LOL... his words, not mine. I will be using this as my go to chili recipe now."

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"Good recipe. I don't know why "hunters" loving it would make a difference one way or the other, but tasty recipe nonetheless."

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