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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 (not sauce)
  • 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 (omit for gluten free)
Pressure Cooker
  1. Set your pressure cooker to saute, and brown your ground beef along with your diced onion. Once beef is browned, turn the pot off.
  2. Add in undrained  canned beans.
  3. Pour in tomato juice.
  4. Sprinkle spices on top.  Do not stir.
  5. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. Use a quick release to release the pressure. Stir chill to combine all ingredients.
  6. Serve with desired toppings.
Slow Cooker
  1. In a large skillet, brown your ground beef along with your diced onion.
  2. Transfer browned beef and onion to a 5qt slow cooker.
  3. Add in undrained  canned beans.
  4. Pour in tomato juice.
  5. Sprinkle spices on top.  Stir to combine.
  6. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  7. Serve with desired toppings.
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.