20 Reviews

A good basic chili recipe! I don't think you'd win any awards with it, but I had all the ingredients already and it turned out great. After mixing everything, I was a little worried about not having enough water (and it was the first time I was using my crock pot...) so I did add about 1/4 cup water - was not needed! Wish I hadn't. Will make again as-is.

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KTJ November 14, 2012

The family enjoyed this chili with cheese and cornbread muffins. I will make this again because it was easy; substituted a can of chili beans for 1 lb of hamburger. Thank you!

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drinkmore January 28, 2015

This was delicious! I was concerned with the thickness because I didn't want a soupy chili, but using 1 can diced, and a small can of tomato sauce gave the perfect amount of liquid. Instead of kidney beans I used 1 can of black beans and 1 can of white beans just because I like them. I also added a small can of diced green chiles and a can of mexi-corn. The seasoning was perfect as well! This will be my go-to chili recipe now!

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gingergin163 February 05, 2012

This was good and easy to make. I followed the recipe as written other then I didn't add the green pepper. I added the 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes instead of cayenne as that is what I had on hand. This had the right amount of heat for me. (I don't like things real spicy) I did top our servings with cheddar cheese. My son and I really like it but there was something my husband didn't like about it.

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bmcnichol October 18, 2010

This was my first attempt at making chili and boy was it a winner. I absolutely LOVE this chili. I doubled some of the ingredients since I wanted to make a lot. I didn't have diced tomatoes so I used 2 cans of stewed tomatoes instead I also didn't have a can of tomato sauce on hand, so I pureed another 2 cans of stewed tomatoes to make sauce. I used the 2 cans of kidney beans just as the recipe called for, however I also used 2 cans of pinto beans (rinsed and drained). The aroma that filled my home was incredible! My kids loved it, which was a shock since one of them is such a picky eater. Thanks so much for this recipe. Will definitely make again and again and again.

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Jerzeered December 10, 2009

i love this chilli. Its very easy to make. I left out the garlic (have tried it with the garlic since..but didnt like it at all). Its not to hot, but its not mild either. Everyone loves it and i find i have to make it more for my friends than myself.

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gbergpackers88 October 14, 2009

This recipe was delicious. I used half of everything because it is only me and my husband. I also didn't use bell peppers, it was delicious. A little saucy but there is nothing that a few crumbled crackers couldn't handle ; )

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shelby.shelb December 05, 2008

I've been looking for a yummy slow cooker Chili recipe and now I've found it. I used 1 can light and 1 can dark Kidney Beans, added 2 cups water and left out the Green Pepper. This is a definite keeper!

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SkyGlitter February 22, 2008

I really like the flavors of this chilli but the proportions were all wrong. It was all meat and very few beans. On the advice of another rater, I put in about a cup of chicken broth and it was still more like a dip. Next time I'll use only 1 pound of beef or turkey, 1 more can of tomatoes with juice (I used tomatoes with green chilis), and 1-2 more cans of beans. I may also sautee the onions and garlic for a bit before I put them in the crock pot. On the flip side, my cousin who hates chili because of all the beans ate it up like there was no tomorrow.

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Momma de Finn December 13, 2007

My husband and I loved this chili. I followed the directions exactly. Thanks for this keeper, FruitLoop!!

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Southern Transplant November 16, 2007
Slow Cooker Chili