Looking for a good chili recipe


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I know some folks on here must have some favs. I usually put a few beans in my chili but mostly meat. i don't have a favorite recipe so i'm looking to find one..


Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
This won't win any Chili cook-off prizes, but it is super simple to put together and tastes great.
I generally brown the burger & onion the night before. Throw everything together in the crockpot in the morning, turn it on low and it is ready to eat when you get back from fishing.

One lb Ground Beef ( You can also use ground Buffalo or Turkey)
One Large Sweet or White Onion (Diced)
Two 27 OZ Cans of Kidney Beans (Drain the beans)
One 12 OZ Can of Tomato Juice
One 28 Oz Can of Diced Tomatoes
One Package of McCormicks Chili Seasoning (Mild or Hot)

Brown the ground beef and onion. Add it and the rest of the ingredients to the crock pot. Stir well, then add just enough water to cover all the ingredients.
Set the crockpot on low for 5 hours...done.

If you like your chili a bit spicer, add Tabasco, jalapenos or whatever other pepper or spices you like.
You can also substitute the diced tomatoes with hot Rotel.


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Orvis gift certificate? I should rustle up a batch of Salmo's World Famous Road Kill Chili. But I haven't seen any opposums lying along the road this week. There was a raccoon, but it was too far gone. There is the yard doe with two fawns. Maybe whack one of 'em while backing outa' the driveway . . .

John Hicks

Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits
1.5 pounds stew meat cut up.
1 yellow onion
1 can yellow corn drained
1 can black eyed peas drained (no not the Boom Boom Wow kind)
1 can black beans drained
1 can kidney beans drained
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can sliced black olives
1 can tomatoes with zesty green chilis
1 package mckormics chili mix
1/4 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons mexican chocolate (this is more bitter and less sweet)

In pot and cook


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Oooh, my timing is bad. i bought the meat but froze it because i didn't want to do it yesterday. maybe i could wait until after the chili cook off and everyone has cooled down on harboring their secret sauces...

will be done in the crock pot (i love calling it that) over the course of a day.

since i work from home when i'm not traveling (which is a LOT) i get to play around with all day recipes. time to start baking some bread again.


Tamer of Trouts
No crock-pot recipe here but I just made this one last weekend and it is one of my favorites. You can use ground beef but ground bison is worth the price in this dish.

2 pounds ground bison or chuck roast
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 cups diced onion
1 Tablespoon fresh garlic, chopped fine
1 quart water
3 each beef bouillon cubes
1 cup tomato paste
1 ½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. oregano leaves
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 ½ tsp. sugar
1 ½ tsp. cumin, ground
3 Tablespoon chili powder
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can ranch-style beans

Heat oil and brown meat, breaking up any large chunks.
Drain off excess fat. Add onion and garlic. Saute until soft. Add water,
Bouillon cubes, and tomato paste. Bring to a boil. Add seasonings and simmer
For 30 minutes. Add beans and diced tomatoes. Cook for an additional 10-15 minutes.
This is a Texas Chili recipe that has been a mainstay at our group camping events for a long time... Awesome with tortilla chips around a fire. Sounds like it shares some heritage with the one above (without the beans).

Start with bacon (optional)
1 lb bacon - diced - brown in biggest stew pot you have

While that's browning...
Roast 2 tsp cumin seeds 15 min at 325, set aside.
add the veggies, cook in bacon fat until onions are almost clear
- if you skip bacon, just use a little oil for this step
3 large sweet onions diced
6-10 jalapenos sliced
6-10 garlic cloves mashed

add the steak, cook/stir meat is a nice med. rare
3 lb. butt roast or shoulder roast, diced into 1/2 in. cubes (or smaller)
- if the roast is semi-frozen, makes the slicing/dicing go a lot easier

Add tomato stuff and stir in with spices
1 28 oz can tomato sauce
1 28 oz can whole tomotoes (smush 'em up through your fingers as you put into pot)
- can vary the tomato ingredients to style (sauce, puree, whole, etc.)

Add spices, bring it all to boil and then reduce heat
3 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
3 tsp crushed oregano
Roasted Cumin seeds from above
3 Tbsp chili powder
Cayenne to preference - 1 tsp is good, up to a full Tablespoon

Reduce to simmer and cook for an hour.
Stir every 10-15 min or so.
Best to cook a day ahead of time for flavor to peak.

Key to me is to use a good roast and good spices - I love Penzies, but any good spice company will do. But if you're using McCormick out of the grocery store, might as well just buy a big can o manwich.


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whaley boy - this looks like a pretty good start to work from.... I likee. I might add just a few beans. and, I'll cook all day in the slow cooker.

any secret ingredients anyone? i've heard peanut butter is a pretty popular 'secret' ingredient.