$50 Chili - for the Crockpot

Total Time
5hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 5 hrs

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!

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.


Most Helpful

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!

motoxer August 07, 2013

We tried it last weekend and it the entire family loved it! Spicy but not too spicy. It is the best chili I've ever tried. Great Crock Pot recipe and the house smelled great while cooking! Awesome! In the process of cooking our second batch to take to a Halloween party tonight.

Malinda L. October 26, 2013

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