Easy & Mild Crockpot Chili

"Kid-Friendly Chili Recipe...no hunks of tomatos, onions, or peppers. Just a smooth belly-warming bowl of Chili. If you are looking for an "authentic" chili recipe then this is probably no the one for you. However, if you are looking for an easy recipe (that you probably have the ingrediants on hand) you can throw in the crockpot and that your picky eater will actually eat..look no further. This is my fav chili recipe that I modified from an old Eastern Star recipe book called Homespun Cooking. Posting it here for safe keeping. Serve with Corn Chips or Corn Bread for a satisfying, belly-warming meal. :)"
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photo by Kelly M. photo by Kelly M.
Ready In:
6hrs 15mins
8-12 Cups




  • Brown ground beef with onion powder & garlic.
  • Place browned meat & the remaining ingredients (except beans) into the crockpot.
  • Stir to ensure all ingredients are incorporated (mixed well).
  • Cook on Low 6-10 Hours.
  • Add Beans to the Chili 1/2-1 hour before the end of cooking (long enough to heat them through).
  • Special Note: I have added the complete 6oz can of tomato paste (so as not to waste it) with no issues. You may want to add a bit more water if you do use the whole can. Also, I have used just kidney beans or just pintos or both (for a realy hearty chili). This is one of those recipes you can play around with and have little ill-effects.
  • Also, I like to top ours with fresh grated cheddar cheese & a dollip of sour cream immediately before serving.

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  1. Hi I used this recipe in a chili cook off. Instead of three cups of water I substituted water for 2 cups of tomato juice and one cup water. I sautéd onions, red, yellow, orange peppers and added them to the hamburger after I drained it. Also addded Heinz chili sauce . I am happy to say the first time I ever entered a chili cook off and I won with this Chili. Thank you for sharing.
    • Review photo by Kelly M.
  2. Very easy recipe when you want a good chili. I had always just made chili out of the can, but no more. This one is a winner
  3. I love that the ingredients are those that I have on hand. I don't have to chop or dice one thing! I make a batch of this and store it in one cup containers in the freezer for quick microwavable meals. Sometimes, instead of the paste, I use 8 oz. tomato sauce with 2 cups of water and a couple squirts of ketchup. I, also, cut back on the chili powder. Thanks for sharing this easy and quick recipe.


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