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Chili Con Carne
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 10 mins

Satisfy your autumn-induced chili craving with this delicious classic. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili with meat, crockpot soup, pressure cooker chili
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Calories: 235 kcal
Author: Kadee
  • 2 LB lean ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 60 oz canned chili beans in mild sauce
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp flour
  1. Brown your beef along with the onion until cooked through.
  2. Drain the fat and transfer to a 5 qt crock pot.
  3. Add chili beans, along with liquids in the can.
  4. Add tomato juice
  5. Add remaining seasonings
  6. Cook on high for 1 hour and then turn to low for 4 hours. Taste and add salt as needed.
  7. Serve with saltine crackers, cheese, sour cream, onions, bacon or whatever else you like on your chili.
Recipe Notes


If using a slow cooker, you can reduce juice to 1 cup for a thicker chili.  If using a pressure cooker - use 2 cups to allow pot to come to pressure and to prevent burning.

Nutrition Facts
Chili Con Carne
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 858mg37%
Potassium 791mg23%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Vitamin C 7.8mg9%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.