Slow Cooked Homemade Chili without Beans

Slow Cooked Homemade Chili without Beans_

This slow cooked homemade chili without beans is a favorite at our house. It is hearty and delicious!

My husband and I disagree when it comes to chili.

I say the more beans the better because it stretches the meat and makes the chili serve more people for less money. My husband on the other hand thinks that the more meat you have the better the chili is. In fact, he prefers his chili without beans. Usually we end up compromising and I make a very meat chili with a few beans.

I have shared quite a few homemade chili recipes with you over the years, but I realized that I have never shared a chili recipe without beans. A few weeks ago I made a big batch of my no bean chili and I took a few pictures so that I could finally share a no bean chili with you all.

And even though I love beans in my chili, I will admit this is delicious!

Slow Cooked Homemade Chili without Beans

Doesn’t that big bowl of chili look good!

Chili is one of my favorite meals to make in a large batch because I love having the leftovers to use for several days. When I made this a few weeks ago I made a double batch and we ate it as chili the first day and I got creative with the leftovers the next two nights for dinner.

I love changing up leftovers so that my family does not feel like they are eating the same meal twice. I will share one of the ways I used the leftover chili next week. So stay tuned for that.

Chili is also one of those meals that freezes great. You will almost always find some in my freezer during the fall and winter.

Slow Cooked Homemade Chili without Beans-

 

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Comments

  1. I am so ready for a big pot of homemade chili! Since the weather is supposed to cool down in North Texas starting tomorrow, I might just have to stir up a crock full this week.

    • I agree. One of my favorite foods during the fall and winter is chili! And it is supposed to cool down in OK too this week and I can’t wait.

  2. Will you share how you repurpose your leftover chili? I usually do Fritos pie, over baked potato, & chili Mac but I am always looking out for new ideas :)

  3. Use your cheesy corn dog muffin recipe but omit the dogs and top with the no-bean chili…..then bake ’em up! I was just thinking about this idea earlier today…..so…..now you’re gonna make me DO it!

  4. Pretty good recipe, except I use a lot more chili powder and cumin really adds to the taste. I must side with your husband. I sincerely do believe that God never intended for people to put beans in chili.

    • My husband would agree with you. He likes his chili very spicy, but the rest of us likes ours less spicy. He always adds hot sauce to his because I don’t make it spicy enough for him.

  5. Could you substitue the beef for ground venison in this recipe or would it change it too much I love green chili like pueblo style green chili with venison backstrap cut into cubes but I have never tried to grind in and make chili with ground venison

    • Yes, I use ground venison in chili all the time. It works fine. I often use half venison and half ground beef too which is good. My husband and kids hunt so we end up with quite a bit of venison, I just don’t post many recipes that use it since most of my readers do not have it. You can also use venison steak, roast, backstrap, etc in chili, similar to how you would use a different cut of beef besides ground. It works well. Venison will give it a little different taste, but we enjoy it that way. In fact chili is one of my favorite ways to use venison. I hope that helps!

  6. Hi, I want wait to make this for dinner tomorrow! I was wondering if it would fill a 7 at crockpot, I may double the recipe but I’m not sure I have room!

    • When I have 3x the recipe I use 2- 6 qt crock pots. So I am not sure it would fit if you tried to double it in 1 crockpot. You might try to 1 1/2 it or as close as you can come to 1 1/2. I hope you enjoy it.

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