Classic Chili con Carne

 

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When my fabulous and talented group and foodie bloggers and I settled on a ‘Chili’ theme for this weeks recipe, I had to stifle a laugh. Could I really make Chili again after ‘the incident‘?!

Still fresh in memory and most likely still evidence throughout, I wasn’t sure I wanted to go that route again. That is until we had another week of -40 weather {shaking fists at the sky} and hubby asking, ‘Think we could have Chili tonight?’ … YES!

Fact is, I didn’t have a physical recipe for the Classic Chili con Carne that I have been making for 20 years. I first learned in the cooking portion of Home Economics class in Junior High and have made it by memory since then after altering it through the years, to taste. It’s one of those recipes that I could make in my sleep. A no fail, tried and true comfort meal that is full of veggies and beans. 

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It was about time I put my recipe to paper and be added to the Recipe Box, perhaps one day my kids will want to make Mom’s Classic Chili con Carne and hopefully get a dose of karma with their own clumsy kids {again, see ‘the incident‘}. 

Note that this isn’t a spicy Chili, the kids don’t like a ton of spices so we have learned to add it to the end as preferred. So when done, add hot sauce/cayenne pepper/black pepper {and cheese} as desired. 

 

Classic Chili con Carne
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 pounds ground beef
  2. 1 large onion, diced
  3. 1 red bell pepper, diced
  4. 1 green or yellow bell pepper, diced
  5. 1 clove garlic, minced
  6. 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  7. 1 16-oz can kidney beans
  8. 1 16-oz can beans with pork
  9. 1 16-oz can whole or sliced Mushrooms
  10. 1 tablespoon chili powder
  11. 1 tablespoon oregano
  12. 1 teaspoon cayenne
  13. To serve: Shredded cheese, salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a pan cook ground beef and onions until thoroughly cooked. Add spices to the last 1 minute of cooking.
  2. Add beef mixture and all the other ingredients to a slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours
  4. Enjoy!
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Comments

  1. Jolene S says:

    Cold days do require chili, hope it was incident free this time. :)

  2. Those recipes that we have been making forever are always the best yet so hard to put on paper. Beautiful photo as usual.

  3. Jessica says:

    I love chili, it’s one of the first recipe I ever made too!

  4. Yum! I love slow cooker chili. The recipe sounds delicious.

  5. I love slow cooker recipes – they take so much pressure off of the dinner hour! Your recipe looks delicious!! And isn’t it amazing how far stuff can fly when dropped – we’ve had a few ‘incidents’ ourselves!! :)

    • Tammi says:

      Oh … the incidents!!! AHHHH!
      And yes, I adore my slow cooker, could not live without it!!

  6. LOVE the slow cooker!!!! This recipe is fabulous Tammi and thank you so much for sharing it!!!

  7. This looks yummy, have only just got a slow cooker so looking forward to trying lots of fab new recipes

  8. Danica says:

    I was just thinking of breaking out the slow cooker for Sunday, going to try this chili. Thanks! :)

  9. Looks lovely, how much of a pain is it to try and relay a recipe you haven’t written down lol. You did well!

  10. Nanette Olson says:

    That sounds yummy on a cold snowy day.

  11. Angie Andrews says:

    I wish my kids liked Chili :(, I would really like to try this recipe

  12. heather h says:

    My chili recipe changes each time i make it .. lately I have been doing it in the crock pot and replacing beef with ground chicken and/or turkey this post reminds me I am all out .. I like to make a BIG pot and freeze it

  13. Teresa Claire says:

    Great recipe, Tammi :) I love melted cheese on chili!

  14. Tara gauthier says:

    My kids are not big fans of chili but I love it, especially with mushrooms~

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