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Texican Chili Recipe

Texican Chili Recipe

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 YIELD:16-18 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 163 calories, 6g fat (0 saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.

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mommayor User ID: 6425768 234008
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"Good recipe! I use ground turkey instead of beef and cilantro instead of parsley. Very tasty!"

STBay User ID: 7552914 16791
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."

ShayneM User ID: 6909581 22202
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."

blhenn User ID: 5747906 21443
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."

Rockamama User ID: 1263362 55335
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."

sd20 User ID: 5560294 202586
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

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

mktwise User ID: 6325537 16790
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"With a food processor, the bulk of the prep time is spent cooking the meat. Really easy n very tasty. My husband suggested adding some red pepper flakes for a bit of a kick."

MommyAustin User ID: 6342491 50049
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"This chili was fantastic! It got rave reviews at a family supper! I served it with hearty yeasty rolls! There was nothing left! Excellent, excellent chili!"

snell219 User ID: 5911933 45280
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"This was outstanding! As a matter of fact, I'm making it tonight!!! It's delicious and good for entertaining if it suites the crowd."

judysmith1 User ID: 2706564 22199
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"This chili is delicious! I don't bother with the bacon and it turns out great. We have it at least twice a month."

mrskgraves User ID: 4197378 16789
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2009

"I doubled the last four ingredients. Very good."

mdsutton1 User ID: 3540984 51546
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"I *love* this recipe. I make it at least twice a month and love to take the leftovers to work for lunch. I highly recommend it."

sheree320 User ID: 1015877 21442
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2008

"I made this chili and 5 others for my son's coming home party from Iraq the first time, many many people arrived, this was the first one to go. Others had left overs. Hunters love it as well, have been making it for years.


colky08 User ID: 1087575 16788
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2008

"my kids love this chili. i love that is uses ingredients that I always have on had in the pantry and that it makes enough to feed my large family with leftovers to spare."

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