Randy's Almost Famous Chili

"I developed this Chili recipe several years ago & I won 2nd place in a local chili contest. It's become a family & friend favorite...my brother-in-law is considered a "chili connoisseur" & he says it's the best he has ever had! One time, a friend's wife ate 5 bowls of it, that I KNOW of.....YIKES!!! Hope you enjoy it, too! BTW....I do NOT put in kidney beans or macaroni, but you do whatever you like. IMO that's a darn good way to ruin chili!!!"
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Ready In:
8hrs 30mins
1 large crockpot




  • In a large dutch oven or skillet, melt 2 T. butter flavored CRISCO.
  • Add the first 4 ingredients & season with the LAWRY's.
  • Cook & stir occasionally, until all pink is almost gone & vegetables are soft, but not brown.
  • Drain well.
  • Place in a large crockpot.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Using your hands, crush the the whole tomatoes.
  • Stir well.
  • Cook on low setting for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Correct the seasonings to your taste.
  • Best if cooled & reheated the next day.
  • Serve with a crusty bread or corn bread.
  • ENJOY!

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