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Slow Cooker Dads Famous NO Bean Chili

Slow Cooker Dads Famous NO Bean Chili

  • Cooking Time:

    3 1/2 hours
  • Servings:

    8–10

Ingredients

1 1/2 med. onions
1 med. green pep­per
1 stalk cel­ery, chopped
1 minced fresh gar­lic clove
1/2 tsp. jalapeno, fresh, chopped
3 T veg­etable oil
4 lb. ground beef (lean beef is okay)
8 T chili pow­der
1 T ground cumin
2 tsp. gar­lic salt
1/4 tsp. hot sauce
salt & pep­per
6 oz. beer
1 1/4 c. water
14.5 oz. stewed toma­toes, undrained
8 oz. toma­to sauce
6 oz. toma­to paste
4 oz. diced green chilies
1 bay leaf


This is my dad’s “famous” chili. (okay well maybe it’s only famous in our fam­i­ly but don’t tell him that!) He says that real chili doesn’t have beans so he came up with this con­coc­tion to prove to us that bean-less chili is deli­cious!

  1. Chop the onions, pep­pers, cel­ery stalk, jalapeno, and mince the gar­lic clove.
  2. Heat the veg­etable oil on med-high heat and saute the onions, pep­pers, cel­ery stalk, jalapeno, and gar­lic until they are soft and onions are translu­cent.
  3. Add the beef and con­tin­ue cook­ing until the beef is no longer pink, adding salt and pep­per to taste.
  4. When fin­ished cook­ing, spoon away any excess oil from beef mix­ture and trans­fer the beef mix­ture to a 6-Quart slow cook­er.
  5. In a sep­a­rate bowl, mix the chili pow­der, cumin, gar­lic salt, hot sauce, salt and pep­per, and the beer. Let it sit for a few min­utes then add the chili pow­der mix­ture to the beef mix­ture in the slow cook­er.
  6. Next add the water, stewed toma­toes, toma­to sauce, toma­to paste, diced green chilies, and bay leaf to the slow cook­er.
  7. Mix well then cov­er and cook on low for 3–4 hours, stir­ring occa­sion­al­ly.
  8. To serve, dish into bowls and top with shred­ded cheese, onions and you can also add a dol­lop of sour cream if desired.

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Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly "Mom Monday" segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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Sara
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Sara

Total­ly mak­ing this! Thank you!

Darcy
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Darcy

I have a recipe hand­ed down from my mil and her son (whom I mar­ried) is the pick­i­est man; ever! and we have a NO bean Chili that is excel­lent as well!! 🙂 But it is a lot dif­fer­ent then this and less put in it! No onions, no sea­son­ing and plain every­thing! But very good!!!

Audrey
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Audrey

How many does this serve?

Penny
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Penny

Made this on Sun­day and didn’t change a thing! Full of fla­vor and per­fect for the hubs who tries to eat a paleo diet. Loved that it made alot because it’ll freeze well. Nom Nom Nom!

Sarah
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Sarah

How have I lived with­out this web­site for so long?!?! I love crock pot cook­ing. It is so easy and my being a veg­e­tar­i­an and my hus­band to be a meate­tar­i­an it makes my life eas­i­er. You are won­der­ful!

Chris
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Chris

Is that 14 1/2 toma­toes or a 14 1/2 oz can of toma­toes?

Parmela
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Tried this today. We like a lit­tle less heat, so did 6T of chili pow­der instead of 8T. We also like a lit­tle more toma­to than most, so added an addi­tion­al can of diced toma­toes (I used the ones with onion and gar­lic) and it turned out fan­tas­tic! I’ve always made chile with beans as that’s my pref­er­ence, but hub­by prefers no beans and this is the first “no-bean” recipe that we’ve liked! Thanks!!

Audrey
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Audrey

I’m think­ing about try­ing this for Super­Bowl Sun­day, but I’m not sure if my crock pot is big enough. What size crock pot would I need to fit this recipe?
Thanks!

Dawn
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Dawn

Hi,

If I want­ed to leave out the 6 oz. of beer what would you rec­om­mend in place of that … addi­tion­al water, maybe some beef broth??

Thanks

Jean
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Jean

Make this it was absoult­ly delious great fla­vor ! Only issue was it a lit­tle watery ? It still tast­ed great though any rec­om­men­da­tions?

Michelle
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Michelle

Thanks for the recipe, I actu­al­ly think my b/f will like my food for once!

Becki
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Becki

I can­not wait to make this with a side of corn muffins! I LOVE LOVE LOVE chili, but the hus­band and boys do not like beans. Can­not wait to see how this turns out!

Roxana Martinez
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Roxana Martinez

My boyfriend doesn’t like beans so this sounds per­fect for him! I’m cut­ting the recipe in half and was won­der­ing if the amount of cook­ing time would still be 3 1/2 hours?

susan
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susan

Can these recipes be adapt­ed for a 3.5 crock? Sor­ry, I am slow so I need just a lit­tle help. Half the recipe? Can most of the recipes on the site be halved in order to be cooked in a small­er pot?

mylan
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mylan

I’ve been look­ing for a no bean chilli recipe to try and this seems to fit the bill. Before I start, I was just curi­ous on what kind beer you would rec­om­mend to make this?

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Kim Honeycutt
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Kim Honeycutt

WEW…Sounds HOT, good but HOT! 8 TBSP chili pow­der? If it were not for the crock pot we might starve! LOL I have 2 going right now. The only way to cook!!

Christine McCanna
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Christine McCanna

Could I cook this on the stove top? I wont be home in time to Crock it and I will be home to late to start it then.

Jessica
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Jessica

Is the jalapeno fresh or the ones in a can/jar, i think thoes are pick­led?

Wren
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Wren

This is my go to chili recipe!!! I’ve used it for years now with my own vari­a­tions of course, but I love it! Thank your dad for me!!!!

Meet Jenn Bare

Jenn is the founder of Get­Crocked, the #1 resource for slow cook­ing with over 1.5 mil­lion online fol­low­ers. She inno­vates recipes dai­ly with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cook­er.

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Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a week­ly “Mom Mon­day” seg­ment on ABC-15 in Phoenix.

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