Warm Up With A Bowl of Crock Pot Chili!

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crock pot chili

Fall is here and the temperatures are dropping across the country.  Here in Texas, we take advantage of those colder nights with a bowl of warm crock pot chili!  This is an adapted version of my mother-in-law's chili recipe.  I'm not usually one who likes chili, but this is good stuff.  Even the Captain likes it!  The best part….you can make a big batch and freeze part of it, eat some now, and refrigerate some for leftovers.  You can also prepare the chili on the stove for a quick meal, just add the ingredients below and cook on medium-high for about 20-30 minutes and serve.


  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 2 cans of Ranch Style Beans
  • 1 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • cayenne pepper, to taste (optional) 
  • chili powder, to taste (optional)


  1. Brown ground beef, then drain.
  2. Add cooked ground beef and other ingredients to crock pot.
  3. Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-5.  
  4. Serve with cornbread, shredded cheese, sour cream, or anything else you want!

​What do you like with your chili?

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Gena is the mom of three boys, ages 6, 4, and feisty toddler. She is the wife of a great man, a Christian, blogger, and former kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home mom. They live in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth, Texas area.


  1. I really love chili. It's one of my favorite cold weather meals.

  2. I love Chili on cold days. I put macaroni in mine too..so filling. I like to make a loaf of bread or rolls when we have Chili.

  3. It's in the 80s here, but I could still totally go for a bowl of your chili right now!

  4. Crock pots make life so much easier!  I love coming home from a busy day and knowing dinner is finished with very little from me.  Thank you for the new recipe. 

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