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Darn Good Chili Recipe | Happy Money Saver
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Darn Good Chili Recipe

A delicious Darn Good Chili that is nearly perfect in every way. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time3 hrs 35 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili
Servings: 6
Calories: 596kcal


  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp stalk celery finely chopped or 1/2 celery salt
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 oz can diced green chili's
  • 29 oz can tomato sauce
  • 29 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 29 oz can kidney beans with liquid
  • 29 oz can pinto beans with liquid
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tbs cayenne pepper optional for added heat


  • Cook the ground beef in a pan over med-high heat. Finely chop celery and onion. Add these and remaining ingredients to a crock pot. When pouring contents in the crock pot be sure not to drain the liquid from your beans. We don't discriminate against bean juices here okay? At this point you can also add in some cayenne pepper to spice things up, but I never do, because lets face it, I am a wimp. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low 8 hours. Serve with cheese, sour cream, chips, or my Irish Brown Bread Recipe from last week. It is a perfect compliment to the chili.


To freeze: Mix all ingredients and place in a freezer safe zip-lock bag. Freeze. When ready to cook, thaw and cook in crock pot.


Serving: 413g | Calories: 596kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 2626mg | Potassium: 1907mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2340IU | Vitamin C: 32.9mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 10.2mg