Hearty Beef & Bean Chili

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours


14 servings (3-1/2 quarts)

Updated: Jan. 18, 2023
The slow cooker makes this chili ideal for entertaining. A few minutes of prep and then it cooks away while you can attend to other party details. Your guests will really enjoy this nicely seasoned hearty dish.—Jan Wagner-Cuda, Deer Park, Washington
Hearty Beef & Bean Chili Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 6 cans (16 ounces each) hot chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free Southwest chipotle seasoning blend
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 304 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 837mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 11g fiber), 23g protein.