Homestyle Chili

My husband swears by this recipe, he claims its the best thing he’s ever had.  The kiddos love it as well.  There are a few random additions that many may not typically put in their recipe, but definitely try it out in your next chili recipe.



1 lb. Ground Beef (have used chicken and turkey)

1 Large Onion, diced

2 Cans Chili Beans

1 C Garbonzo Beans, drained

1/4 C Bell Pepper, chopped

1 Can Dark Red Kidney Beans, drained

1 12. oz Can Spicy V8 Juice, optional

1 Can Rotel, Chili Style

1 Can Tomatoes (and kind is fine, I typically use fire roasted, but have use stewed as well)

1/4 C Brown Sugar

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1 Block Bakers Chocolate (have use semisweet chocolate chips)

Chili Seasoning

Salt and Pepper to taste


-Cook ground meat and onion in saucepan until brown.  Add all other ingredients to crockpot, add in meat.  Cook on low over night( I typically cook low for 8 hours, then warm til ready to eat).  Its my opinion that the longer this cooks the better it gets.  If you like your chili less thick, simply add a bit of water to thin out the mix.

-Served best with chips, sour cream and even shredded cheese.


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