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Crockpot Chili for Cowards - Mild Chili Recipe, Good for Kids

Updated on October 18, 2013
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5 stars from 1 rating of Crockpot Chili for Cowards

Chili - So Easy, So Good

There's nothing better than coming home to a pot of chili after a long, cold day. Here's a great crockpot recipe anyone can follow. Even if you are scared of your stove, give this a try. It's chili for cowards. You can do it.

This chili is meaty, mild and rich. It's a coward's dream come true!

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 8 hours
Ready in: 8 hours 20 min
Yields: Serves 6 to 8 hungry people.


  • 3 pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 Onion, Minced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Crushed
  • 2 14 oz. cans Fine Diced Tomatoes
  • 15 oz. can Tomato Sauce
  • 2 15 oz. cans Red Beans or Kidney Beans, Undrained
  • 2 Tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 to 2 tsp. Corn Starch, if needed

Brown the Meat.

In a large pan, brown the ground beef, onion and garlic. Drain the meat.

Dump It All In.

Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, water and seasonings. Stir until mixed.

Make the Switch.

Transfer the chili from the pot into the crockpot.

Now, We Wait.

How long? I would recommend 6 to 8 hours. The longer it cooks, the better it tastes.

When you are ready to eat the chili, if it's too runny for your preferences, you can thicken it up with a little corn starch. Stir 1 to 2 tablespoons of corn starch into about 4 ounces of COLD water. Then, pour the mixture into the chili and allow it to cook for a few more minutes.

Time to Eat!

You can serve your chili with pasta, crackers, cheese, sour cream or whatever suits your fancy. No one will complain, because their mouths will be too full of warm, rich, delicious chili.

See! That wasn't scary, was it?


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    • notyouraverageal profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Florida

      No problem! Enjoy!

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      5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Your title makes me laugh! I have friends who could appreciate this recipe. I'm sure it's yummy. Thanks for sharing!

    • someonewhoknows profile image


      5 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      The scariest part is waiting all day and hoping that your power doesn't go out for whatever reason or the crockpot doesn't breakdown.


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