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Chili Con Carne

This a wonderful meal to make on a rainy or winter day. It is perfect meal to allow to simmer in a crock pot all day. How wonderful to come home to a delicious and filling meal. This recipe is a guideline but you can add any vegetables you like or those leftover from another meal and adjust the spices to your liking.
  • 1 pound ground beef, lean
  • 2 medium celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/2 sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 green sweet pepper,chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup green beans, cut in small pieces
  • 1-12 ounce/341 ml can of corn, with liquid
  • 1-28 ounce/796 ml can of diced tomatoes
  • 1-19 ounce/549 ml can of kidney beans or use a blend of beans
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 red hot peppers, leave whole or chop finely if you want more spicy flavor
  1. Brown ground beef in a frying pan chopping it finely as it browns.
  2. Pour into slow cooker, stir in the rest of the ingredients and let simmer on low for 8 to 9 hours.
  3. I served fresh baked multigrain bread and a salad with the chili.


  1. I love chili, and this sounds like a wonderful version with all the veggies in it. Looks delicious!

  2. This looks good! My mouth is watering!

  3. Betty, there are a number of great fall recipes being posted here that are perfect for the busy mom. Crock pots are a life's so nice to walk into the house after a busy day and smell supper. Your chili looks wonderful. Kathy (MGCC)

  4. YUM YUM what more can I say. Perfect dish for them fall/winter meals....thanks Betty.

  5. I love Chili! Thanks for the recipe post mom. I love how many vegies you added to the chili, good way to get more of their goodness into my family. :)

  6. I'd love to come over for the leftovers Betty!

  7. This sounds very yummy! I will make this soon!

  8. How I wish posters would actually post reviews of the recipes rather than how wonderful the picture looks. Not to be a Debbie Downer but that doesn't help anyone wishing to try a new recipe. Can the board administrator request this?

    1. We would love to have reviews of our recipes and many of them have come back to tell us how it has turned out or to give some hints on how to improve the recipe. We are thankful for every comment. It encourages us to continue to share the recipes that come from our individual kitchens.


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