Classic Simple Chili

READY IN: 4hrs 10mins
Recipe by nochlo

Easy to make and tastes great.

Top Review by CHEF GRPA

I think chili is one of those things in which we all expect something slightly different. I think that this is a really good recipe, or at least the the base to a really great chili. I made it in a slow cooker/crockpot for the first time yesterday. This is exactly what it pretends to be. A base quick and easy weekday dish. To did this up in the slow cooker the way I like doing chili. This is a simple recipe without a long list of ingredients, but it produces a rich, satisfying chili. Use your imagination! I like my chili mild, so if your ideal of a chili burns your tongue, add red pepper flakes, jalapeno and habanero chilies, and of course, more chili powder. I was waiting to put in the meat because I was planning to use pot roast I had already cooked. I tasted it before adding the meat and it was so delicious I was thinking to kept it like a vegetarian! Wonderfully balanced seasoning. I added three jalepenos and a couple of small red peppers, three stalks of celery and because it was so HOT I added a cup of frozen corn to sweeten it a little. I am going to be Serving it to guests tomorrow! I let it sit overnight and heated it up and served it the next day with cheese on top. I also froze the left overs and it taste even better!! I will definitely be making this easy and healthy recipe again--thank you! I'll see you in the threads! Happy Cooking Y'all! ...PRMR - 2013 ...Grpa

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef in a pot, drain.
  2. Add in beans, tomato sauce , chili powder, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Heat to a boil, then cover and reduce to low and simmer slowly for 4-8 hours, stirring every 30 minutes to prevent sticking at the bottom.
  4. If you like it hotter, add more chili powder, cayenne pepper, or even a whole jalapeno pepper and remove the pepper before serving. (that's what my mother would do.).

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