Mom's Chili With Beans (Crock Pot Version)

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Total Time
2 hrs
2 hrs

This is the recipe I grew up on every winter. I got the recipe from my mom, and make it several times each winter. My husband loves it over white rice. :)

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  1. Cook beans, oregano, onion, garlic and 1 Tbs. chili powder in six cups water for 2 hours. Salt to taste after 1 hour.
  2. Toward end of bean cooking time, brown meat, garlic powder and onion. Drain. Return to pan. Sprinkle with flour. (If flour sticks to pan, use a little water from beans to scrape sides.) Brown till combined.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Add tomato paste, sauce, chili powder, basil, oregano and cumin to crock pot and stir till blended.
  5. Add meat/flour mixture to crock pot.
  6. Add beans to crock pot. (Reserve water.).
  7. Combine.
  8. Heat on "high" for one hour, then reduce to low and cook for at least one hour more. Add water from beans to chili if mixture becomes too thick.
  9. Prep time does not include soaking beans, but does include bean cooking time.