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You Need to Try This Crock Pot Chili Con Carne Recipe

Spicy Chili Con Carne

You Need to Try This Crock Pot Chili Con Carne Recipe

This beefy chili is delicious and very filling for those cold wintry days. Chili con carne is essentially just “chili with meat”. Since most chili recipes have some sort of meat included, chili con carne is akin to what many people think of when they hear “chili”. Of course, many vegetarian varieties of chili do exist, which is why the distinction is important.

This particular chili con carne recipe uses ground beef. Ground beef is arguably the most common meat used in chili recipes. It just works so well when paired with classic chili ingredients. Chicken and pork are other popular choices; we even have a recipe for venison chili!

You'll need four pounds of ground beef for this recipe, so make sure to plan accordingly when thinking about this week's grocery budget! You'll probably already have a lot of these spices on hand, so don't let the lengthy ingredients list intimidate you. The best chili recipes make great use of each of the ingredients they require, so it's important to buy exactly what the recipe calls for.

There are only two steps to prep this chili recipe, since it uses the crock pot for cooking. You'll need to heat up the shortening and ground beef prior to throwing it in the crock pot, so make sure to set aside enough prep time to do that. Once all of the ingredients have been thrown together into the crock pot, it will need to cook on low for eight to ten hours or on high for four to five.

Crock Pot Chili Con Carne


4 pounds ground beef
3 tablespoons shortening
2 cups chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 tablespoons chili powder
3 beef bouillon cubes, crushed
1½ teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ cup beef stock
1- 28 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
1- 6 oz. can tomato paste
4- 16 oz. cans red kidney beans


1. Heat shortening in skillet and brown beef, discard fat. Combine all ingredients in crock pot.

2. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours; high 4-5 hours.

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