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Spicy Slow-Cooked Chili


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 to 3 hot chili peppers of your choice
  • 3 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 to 4 cups tomato juice


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Remove seeds from the chili peppers if desired; chop peppers. Add to the slow cooker. Stir in the beans, tomato paste, onion, green pepper, seasonings and 2 cups tomato juice.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until heated through, adding more tomato juice if needed to achieve desired thickness.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 272 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 409mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 25g protein.


Average Rating: 4.714285
  • Jaimedee29
    Nov 11, 2014

    I love this chili! I like mine with more spice so I add another jalapeno but besides that this recipe is perfect!

  • Norwegiannightmare
    Dec 31, 1969

    Wow! Rave reviews were coming from all, even grandma loves it!. The cinnamon didn't make sense (and the smell was overpowering) so I have omitted it in subsequent dishes, and I added 3/4 of a jar of Mezzeta pepperoncinis chopped, and 3/4 of the juice as well. It really kicked up the heat. This is going to be a staple recipe in my house.

  • madmoda
    Dec 31, 1969

    I'm making this right now, but added more chili powder. In my opinion, 2 teaspoons of chili powder does not constitute chili.

  • landrews6533
    Jan 14, 2013

    Very good.

  • kdwatters
    Jan 18, 2012

    Great recipe. Family loves it!

  • Hollie1
    Nov 1, 2009

    My family loves this. I have small children so I use Banana peppers. It is just the right amount of spice to make everyone happy. I also add a pinch more chili powder than it calls for. All in all this is one of the best chili recipes I have come across.

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