Not for Sissies Red Hot Chili - Crock Pot Chili

Total Time
10hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 hrs

I don't remember how I came about this recipe, but it beat out my dad's chili in our family chili cookoff! This is powerful chili, so tailor the spices to your liking. I like to serve my chili over corn bread or fritos, and top it with cheddar and onions.My mom in law serves it over rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown bacon and add to crockpot.
  2. Brown ground beef in bacon drippings.
  3. Add beef, beans, crushed tomatoes,tomatos paste, onions, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and beef broth in the crockpot.
  4. Puree jalapeno, garlic and tomatoes in food processor, then add to crockpot.
  5. Stir all ingredients, then cook 10-12 hrs on low, or 5-6 hrs on high.
Most Helpful

This recipe is very tasty and is so much better than my old chili dish! Depending on my target audience I either omit the cayenne or substitute the Jalapeno for 4x more Habenero peppers and substitute crushed tomatos for a jar of Ghost Pepper salsa. If you shop around for the right broth & beans it makes an excellent gluten-free meal that lasts for days. The 4 serving batch (it serves well more than 4!) fits perfectly in my 5 quart crock.

AutoBat January 11, 2013

my husband loves spicy stuff and this is his favorite dish for me to make. since he loves me i make it for him

shannoncooks July 20, 2010

Very basic chili - in my opinion needs more depth. I'm a huge fan of spicy chilies and was hoping this would be a bit more flavorful.

Luckdragon76 February 20, 2016