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Hearty Beef & Bean Chili Recipe

Hearty Beef & Bean Chili Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:14 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 6 cans (16 ounces each) hot chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, 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. Yield: 14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

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

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bandung User ID: 8625988 271470
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2017

"This recipe could not be saved into "My Recipe Box""

hbwt40 User ID: 1263518 225271
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"My family likes their chili spicy so I just added some ancho chili powder to spice it up and omg was it good!"

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 150087
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2014

"Needing a quicker beef chili for DH, I used 1 can kidney beans, 2 (15 oz.) cans tomato sauce, 1 lb. grass-fed beef, 1/2 tsp. onion powder, the Worcestershire, 1/8 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. chili powder, & 1/8 tsp. Dave's Insanity Hot sauce. Serve with sharp shredded cheddar cheese. He likes it! Hey Mikey!"

vickigartner User ID: 6648074 177985
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"This is good enough to enter in a chili Cook-off and win! I did a few things differently: I only used 3 cans of chili beans (not enough Beano in the world for 6 cans!), doubled up on the onions, cumin and chili powder. I couldn't find Southwest chipotle seasoning blend, so I used fajita seasoning and Sazon with 1 teaspoon of achiote. I also added a shake or two of hot pepper seeds, chopped cilantro and parsley. Next time I'll try it with 4 cloves of garlic. Also, in the interest of time, I cooked it uncovered on the stovetop for 1 hour on med/low. Really a winner!"

itzdeb User ID: 5961406 191501
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"Very good! I did double the spices to kick it up a notch. A definite make again."

rivergulch User ID: 6817712 116781
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"This was perfect for a cold day.... Excellent.......I also added a can of black beans to the dish....."

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