It's Chili by George!!

It's Chili by George!!

George Couch 0

"Can be made on the stove or in the slow cooker. It's quick, easy and so good."

Ingredients 1 h 55 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 305 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 305 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 13.7 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 22.3 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 1267 mg
  • 51%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, and crumble.
  2. In a large pot over high heat combine the ground beef, tomato juice, tomato sauce, kidney beans, pinto beans, onions, bell pepper, cayenne pepper, sugar, oregano, ground black pepper, salt, cumin and chili powder. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours. (Note: If using a slow cooker, set on low, add ingredients, and cook for 8 to 10 hours.)
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I think chili is one of those things in which we all expect something slightly different. I think that this is a really good recipe, or at least the the base to a really great chili. I have made it at least 3 times now. I made it in a slow cooker/crockpot for the first time yesterday....came out thinner than in my soup pot, so keep that in mind(nonetheless, I thought it was my best tasting batch yet). I like a little more beans so I bought a bigger can of pinto beans. I also put a small can of diced tomatoes for chili in the pot(my husband doesn't like chunks of tomatoes). If I have any tomato products that I want to clean out of my fridge(ex. salsa, chili sauce, etc.), I throw those in too. I also use 3 tablespoons of brown sugar instead of the white. And I am usually doubling the spices(except for the chili powder and I haven't tried cayenne pepper yet). I really don't think you can go wrong with this. I get compliments everytime. Since I am new to making chili, I keep referring to this one to make sure I get at least the basics in. Try it. Taste it. And if you need to...modify to your taste. That's what I do. Then I usually put it on top of some macaroni noodles and top that with sharp cheddar, chopped onion, and Fritos....YUM!!!


This Chili was very hearty and tasty. The only change I made was to use the canned tomatoes in their own juices in lieu of the tomato juice. I believe this helped with this chili turning out more hearty rather than liquidly. Will definitely make again!


I've been searching for a chili recipe that would catch my eye for a long time now. I saw this one and what caught my eye was the # of reviews, so I printed it up and tried it out. I got rave reviews on my chili yesterday, so much so that my husband brought some to his mom to try; she's Italian and she even liked it! I made a few changes as well - I replaced the tomato juice with 2 cans of plum tomatoes that I diced myself, I used dry kidney and pinto beans and soaked them in water the night before. I bought a can of chipotle peppers in tomato sauce and added two of the peppers from the can. I slow cooked overnight for 10 hours - the smell was divine, the taste - out of this world! The chipotle peppers gave the chili a slight smokey taste and an extra zing that was well recieved. This is definitely MY new chili recipe and will be going into our annual family cookbook!