Total Time
5hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 hrs

This is what I call awesome home cooking...My Mom used to make this and we'd all be dying just smelling how wonderful it was going to be while it was cooking! My Mom was a gifted cook, and this recipe just might prove it...YUM!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in frying pan and partially cook onion, green pepper, celery and garlic. Push to the side.
  2. Add ground chuck and brown. Chop into large chunks, and then drain grease.
  3. Dump cooked meat mixture and all other ingredients (except kidney beans) into crock pot and mix well.
  4. Cook on HIGH for 1 hour, then turn on LOW for 4 hours. Add red kidney beans during last 15 minutes of cooking.


Most Helpful

This was delicious! It was very much enjoyed by the whole family. I used Tinkerbelle's suggestion and served it over spaghetti noodles with garlic cheesy bread on the side. I topped the spaghetti with shredded cheddar was sooooo good. I added a tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, a bay leaf, and a teaspoon each of dried oregano and basil and some fresh cracked black pepper and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes to the recipe.I will use this for chili spaghetti all the time! R.I.P. Stacey, thanks for posting all these treasured wonderful recipes!

bad kitty 1116 February 03, 2010

We really enjoyed this chili recipe. Great flavor to it and very easy to prepare. I didn't start in time to use the crock pot, so I let it simmer for about 2 hours on the stove. Delish! I served it over spaghetti noodles (as I do most often with chili) & garlic sourdough toast on the side. Made in remembrance of Stacy.

**Tinkerbell** October 29, 2008

A really lovely Chili, great flavor, easy to make and easy on the pocket too! I served it with lots of crisp salads and crackers. thanks for posting

JoyfulCook March 04, 2008

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