Mom's Chili With Beans (Crock Pot Version)

Total Time
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 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. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.


Most Helpful

Love the Recipe!! I sub buffalo meat and it is to die for. Served or beef flavored rice with a side of honey cornbread. Every can't seem to get enough!

rnixion October 30, 2011

I loved this recipe! It made tons and was so easy to do. I am sure that I will make it again because my family loved it!

ljmorken October 13, 2009

This is some GREAT chili. I used all the reserved water from the bean cooking time. I will make this recipe again for sure. It makes allot, so be ready to feed many or freeze.

doublebubble October 24, 2006

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