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Slow-Cooked Chunky Chili Recipe

Slow-Cooked Chunky Chili Recipe

Pork sausage, ground beef and plenty of beans make this chili a marvelous meal. I keep serving-size containers of it in my freezer at all times so I can quickly warm up bowls on busy days. —Margie Shaw, Greenbrier, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Pork Sausage Roll
  • 4 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, optional
  • Chopped red onion, optional
  • Sour cream, optional


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • 2. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until vegetables are tender. If desired, serve with shredded cheese, chopped onion and sour cream.
  • 3. Freeze option: Before adding toppings, cool chili. Freeze chili and toppings separately in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Sprinkle with toppings. Yield: 3 quarts.

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carolyn User ID: 9049610 267727
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2017

"This was excellent! Only thing I did differently was drain the 14 oz cans of tomatoes, used only two cans of beans, and added 1 Tbsp each of cumin and chili powder because I only had 1/2 envelope of tex mex chili seasoning."

Gil User ID: 9083122 261451
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2017

"Tried this recipe using our new crockpot for the first time. Tried half kidney and half black beans as someone else had mentioned. Turned out great....a new crew favorite!"

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 260776
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2017

"This was so good! One of the best chili recipes I've made!"

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 259545
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2017

"Drat....DH said it was too tomatoey. Used Pom strained tomatoes, added 1/2 tablespoon Himalayan salt, sprinkled in onion & garlic powder, 1 lb. grass fed beef, 1 can organic red beans, 2 Tablespoons Trader Joe's taco seasoning. DH dislikes diced tomatoes, green pepper, & pork sausage is not on our menu."

Judson User ID: 8160698 257473
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2016

"I made this recipe yesterday. Instead of cooking all on high in the crock pot for 4 to 5 hours, I cooked all on low for 12 hours. It came out beautifully and was incredibly tasty and chunky. I'll be making this one again."

petuniababi User ID: 3526373 254818
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2016

"The best chili i ever cooked."

lottery14 User ID: 7705598 254687
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2016

"This chili rated fantastic with my guy,he said ate 3 bowls hard to stop,even said it topped Windy's.i used exact Recipe except had Extra can of whole plum tom's i diced and threw in.It did not hurt the recipe had plenty of juice.The taco seasoning was perfect,i kept wondering how it would be with no chili powder.----This will be my chili recipe from now on and plan to share it.=====just enough seasoning===would be great for football party's."

TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 254467
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

"This was too spicy for us. Next time, I'll only use one can of the diced tomatoes and green chilies."

JadoreDuGateau User ID: 8288729 230214
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2015

"Amazing Recipe! I used Old El Paso Mild Taco Mix, and subsituted green onions for regular onions (hubby has a dislike for regular onions), and I added half a cup of carrots! Sprinkled with Shaved Parm and served with Buttermilk Biscuits! Definitely will be making again for the family!"

douglas_in_philly User ID: 4466894 219503
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"I've made this numerous times now, and really love it! I use whatever brand of sausage is on sale, and use two cans of black beans and two cans of kidney beans. I also generally omit the green pepper, simply because we don't often have one around, while we do usually have all of the other ingredients. It's delicious!!!!!"

cbybee User ID: 3897502 29539
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013 Edited Oct. 19, 2013

"This chili has replaced my old version I have made for years. Very easy; was able to prep everything the night before and then throw it all in the Crock Pot the next morning before work. I did add a little whole cumin and chili powder. Also, just because we love them, replaced two of the cans of beans for black beans. Replaced the diced tomatoes for a 32oz can of whole Roma tomatoes in a purée, because that is what I had in the pantry."

scdc850 User ID: 6947469 83193
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

"We made this our official meal on Halloween night since I found the recipe in 2002. While we are out trick-or-treating, the chili cooks in the slow-cooker and is ready with a hot meal when we come back home. My family LOVES this chili!"

Teresa966 User ID: 6914196 44131
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"Love this! Made a batch and brought it to work to share, everyone raved about how delicious it was.. I passed out the recipe 5 times! Will make this again for sure! I did use different types of beans instead of all kidney and used turkey instead of beef."

libraryfan31 User ID: 6926361 48161
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012 Edited Jan. 1, 2014

"My husband and I *loved* this chili! It's the only chili recipe I make now. We steam rice and mix the chili, rice, shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream and make an entire meal out of it."

bnc1681 User ID: 3530771 76898
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"only chili i make now!!!"

kat83 User ID: 2934264 44130
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"sooo good!!! love it"

bina1225 User ID: 3278945 203992
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2009

"Great recipe. easy to make. I like my chili spicier so I added some hot sauce and extra chili pepper."

rachellestratton User ID: 2983875 89866
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2009

"My family loved this recipe. It taste a lot better than the chili I usually fix. This recipe is replacing my old one. Thanks"

alee8837 User ID: 2557706 76897
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2008

"My families favorite...we eat on it twice a week. Second night I put over spagetti topped wth cheese or on a baked potatoe."

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