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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

Ingredients

  • 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 (prepared with turkey bacon, no-salt-added stewed tomatoes and tomato sauce and without salt) equals 163 calories, 6 g fat (0 saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 242 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with turkey bacon, no-salt-added stewed tomatoes and tomato sauce and without salt) equals 163 calories, 6 g fat (0 saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 242 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.

Reviews for Texican Chili

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

Good recipe! The meat is so tender after being in the crockpot all day.

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