Total Time
6hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 6 hrs

Everybody who tries this chili loves it. The girls at work always like when I bring leftovers in! Everyone takes a copy of this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together seasoning mix.
  2. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. (You will only use 5 tsp in this recipe - save the rest for next time!).
  3. In a skillet, cook ground beef until no longer pink.
  4. Drain.
  5. Add onion and 3 tsp of seasoning mix.
  6. In Crock-Pot, add tomatoes, tomato sauce, one can of beans and two more teaspoons of seasoning mix.
  7. Place the other can of beans in a blender and process until smooth.
  8. Add beans and meat to the crock pot.
  9. Stir together.
  10. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.


Most Helpful

Wow! I love finding a good chili recipe and the concept of this one got my attention. The basic recipe is very good as is, however, I did make several changes to suit my tastes in a chili. The seasoning mix is very good and I used as is. To make the meat mixture I added 1lb of chopped sirloin, 1/2 lb groung turkey, a cup of chopped onion, 1/2 cup of green pepper, and 1/4 cup of jalapeno pepper (seeded and chopped) when browning the meat. Then added 3 cloves of fresh chopped garlic to the meat during the last minute of browning to release some flavor. When assembling in the crock pot I substituded spicy V8 for the tomato juice (I like to know I get some kick in any chili), added 2 shots of expresso, and a tablespoon of chopped semi-sweet chocoIate. At the end I added another teaspoon of cumin and cayanne after putting all ingredients in crock pot to add some heat and get more of a smoke flavor going. Pureeing the beans made a big difference in the texture; great idea. When pureeing I drained the beans and added a tablespoon of chili sauce to loosen up the mixture. The basic recipe as is is very good and has great texture. EXCELLENT RECIPE!

tdutch December 01, 2009

This was super great chili! I have my own tried and true recipe, but I figured I would try this since I needed to use the crock-pot. Well, my family flipped over it and my husband said I outdid myself! (I explained that I couldn't take the credit!) I used small white beans and light kidney beans for the puree. I didn't put them in the blender, instead I put them in the crock-pot first and mushed them up with a potato masher. I love this part of the recipe, because my family is getting more fiber and they don't have a clue! I have never used cumin or coriander and was worried they might be too strong but the chili tasted like...well...Chili! Thanks so much for sharing! P.S. I used 2 lbs. of ground beef...otherwise, didn't change a thing. NOTE: The spice mix makes enough for at least two batches of chili.

Karen=^..^= September 05, 2003

I was recently asked to make chili for a chili cook-off at work. I searched the internet and this one had such good reviews I had to try it. I didn't change a thing, except doubled the recipe. I work in a hospital and there was a monetary first prize and my pride on the line. I won! Thanks Debbie

ingers9 January 24, 2012

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