$50 Chili - for the Crockpot

READY IN: 5hrs 45mins
Recipe by DadOf6

First, thank you to *Parsley* - Chef # 199848 - for inspiring me with her "Thick and Chunky Crock Pot Game Day Chili," Thick and Chunky Crock Pot Game Day Chili. I had tried about 20 different recipes for Chili, and *Parsley*'s was the best. But I've been tweaking it for a year and a half now, and I think I did it! This chili is medium to medium-hot, not very sweet, hearty and stew-like, with depth and a delicious aftertaste. I make in a 7-quart crockpot, for my large family. If you like your chili sweeter, use a red onion instead of a white onion; add more brown sugar; and/or add more chocolate chips. Be careful: a little chocolate - just like cumin and cinnamon - goes a looonnnngggg way!

Top Review by motoxer

We tried this chili tonight, and it was FANTASTIC! Not too spicy, not too mild. Although the addition of chocolate to the recipe sounds odd at first, I must say that it adds that little "something" that you didn't even know was missing! I would highly recommend this recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in a 7-quart crockpot. It might be easier to combine in a larger vessel, mix, and THEN transfer to your crockpot. Cook on "High" for 5 hours, or "Low" for 8 hours.
  2. I typically serve the chili over a bed of whole Tostito chips, with a layer of shredded cheese in between.

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