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Award Winning Chili

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Spicy ground beef, slow cooker, award winning chili! Just brown the ground beef, put it in a slow cooker, add some delicious beans, veggies, and spices and cook! Simple, easy, delicious!

Award Winning Chili

  • Servings: 2 cups
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cooking Time: 5 hr


  • 3 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced (optional)
  • ½ of a green pepper, diced
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 19 ounce cans dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 5-6 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup V-8 juice
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • pinch Cayenne pepper ( optional)
  • a couple of dashes each red and green Tabasco sauce (optional, or to taste)
  • 1 can or bottle beer


  1. Brown ground beef and drain well. Pour into a large crock pot and add remaining ingredients, stir well. Cook on low 8-10 hours or on high 4-6 hours.

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