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I make this chili regularly! Especially during the colder months, but it’s a great, easy, meal to enjoy year around! For new Moms you can transfer it to their crockpot or have it in containers ready to freeze!

Servings 8 people


  • 1 lb Ground Beef (I use ground turkey!)
  • 2-3 slices bacon
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 can tomatoes with juice
  • 1 Cup beef stock
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/2 can tomato paste
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cumin


  1. Brown meat in skillet on medium-high, add to crockpot

  2. In a different pan, cook the bacon until crispy. Crumble and add to crockpot

  3. Chop Pepper and Onion, Cook the chopped onion and pepper in the bacon drippings for about 5 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add to the crockpot.

  4. Add in the drained beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, beef stock, and water.

  5. Season with chili powder, garlic, oregano, cumin, basil, salt, pepper, and paprika. Stir to blend, then cover and simmer over high heat for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Switch to low heat for another 2 hours or as long as you desire.

  6. After the first 2 hours, taste, and adjust salt, pepper, and chili powder if needed. The longer the chili simmers, the better it will taste!

  7. Take to a new Momma in your life!