Fast, Cheap and Easy - Homemade Chili

When ever I make this chili everyone asks for the recipe.
Even though it is my recipe I am always willing to share.
On average this meal cost under $5 bucks to cook.
Today I doubled the recipe because I knew
I would need leftovers for football Sunday.
I will give the original 8 serving recipe at the end of the post.

Photos of prep :
First i brown the meat. This you can do any
way you see fit and can use any meat you like.
My family loves garlic so it was seasoned while
browning with tons of garlic. I do not drain my
meat because we like the garlic grease in the chili.
I do recommend draining before putting in your crock-pot.
I don't believe in finely chopped when it
comes to chili. I give a rough chop of all the
veggies and set them aside until I add the with everything else.
Everything and the kitchen sink....
really though its what it seems like when
you add it to your crock-pot.

Seasoning (our favorite) is added plus a
little for taste once in the crock-pot.
I make a little whole in the middle of the
meat so that i have a little extra room for
the rest of the yumminess to be added.

Let it simmer for about 4 hours in the
crock-pot then serve with corn bread. YUM!
1 lb browned ground beef
2 tbs chili powder
1 tbs ground cumin
1 small sweet yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 can (drained) kettle corn
1 can black beans
1 can ranch style beans
1 can stewed tomatoes
*cook in crock-pot for 4 hours on high serve with corn bread.


  1. YUM! It's almost exactly like the chili I make minus the crock pot and I use kidney beans instead of ranch style :)

  2. Gonna try your recipe next time, been wanting to switch mine up a bit! The corn seems like a nice touch!

  3. This is what I make, and I add a can of pumpkin, it thickens it, and adds to the nutritional value, but you can't taste it!

  4. @Marcie- with kidney beans... sounds yummy!!

    @Cat- try this one and let me know what you think... i always add way more spices then called for but we like the spice foods :)

    @Katharine- a can of pumpkin... that actually sounds pretty yummy.. I bet the thickness makes it even yummier!