Crock Pot Chili Con Carne With Beans

Recipe by Jim Trebilcox
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.