Crock Pot Chili Con Carne With Beans

"I just won "First Place" at a country fair with this recipe. The fresh tomatoes and chili peppers give it a fresh and pleasant taste."
Crock Pot Chili Con Carne With Beans created by Jamie1094
Ready In:
10hrs 20mins




  • Fry the bacon until it starts to brown, then put it into the crock pot.
  • In the bacon drippings, brown the ground beef.
  • Put the ground beef, beans, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, onions, chili powder (In Southern California we have a great variety available, but Gebhardt's would work), and the cayenne into the crock pot with the beef broth.
  • Cut the stems off the fresh jalapenos and cut them in two or three chunks.
  • place the peppers along with the garlic and whole fresh tomatoes into a food processor and puree the three ingredients.
  • Put this into the crock pot, stir to mix and let it all cook for 10-12 hours on low or 5-6 hours on high.
  • By making a puree out to of the peppers and garlic, you get a more evenly dispersed blend.
  • I used the tomatoes to give some moisture to the puree.
  • Serrano chilies are three times hotter than jalapenos so don't let their small size fool you.

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  1. Jane D.
    How long would I cook it for if using a quarter of the ingredients (1lb mince)
  2. michaeladuquette
    This chili was AWESOME! I made it for a party and it was a huge hit. I added garbanzo beans to it. The heat was perfect. It wasn't so hot that it took away from the taste, but it was definitely hot!
  3. jandjhs
    I made this recipe, using only 1/2 the amount of spices, and my family loved it! It was a big hit with my son and his friends. I tried it using 3/4 of the spices and it was too hot for me.
  4. ronekeh
    This is GREAT!!! I have made this several times and my husband loves it. I have also made a pot for a work pot-luck at work and it went over really well.
  5. LoveMyPeeps
    i cooked this in a dutch oven at one of our summer camping trip. what a great one-pot meal! meaty, rich and full of flavor but not overly tomato-y. 10 coals on the bottom, 7 on top, 90 mins total, rotate every 15. perfect camping food!



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