Family Favorite Chili Beans

Total Time
24hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 24 hrs

Everyone who has ever tried this recipe has really enjoyed it. Great for pot lucks in a crock pot. Recipe can be easily doubled. Great served with flour tortillas or corn bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef, drain fat.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for a least 20 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Garnish with cilantro and cheese of your choice if desired.
Most Helpful

4 5

Good chili. Used Chili Powder as the chili spice mix and instead of beef I used chicken sausages. Did not need any salt or pepper, the taste was just on the spot. It also freezes well.
Thanks for posting.

5 5

I omitted the beef and bell peppers and used a variety of beans. (pinto, red, pigeon peas, navy and black beans) Turned out delicious! I plan to use the leftovers for the crock pot tomorrow in my chicken tortilla soup recipe. Will definitely do again.

5 5

Made for Spring PAC 2008. This was a good chili. I followed the recipe as written other then I used 2 cans of black beans and 1 can of white kidney beans. I also used dried minced onion instead of regular onion. Everyone enjoyed this. This even froze nicely and reheated well in the microwave for quick lunches at work. I topped mine with cheddar cheese.