Kay's Blue Ribbon Crockpot Chili

Crockpot Chili, slow cook chili with flavorful browned ground beef, beans, tomatoes, spicy seasonings, and a secret ingredient.  The perfect meal to make ahead during the week.  It has won 4 chili cook-offs.  Save any leftovers and serve it over chili dogs, Frito pies and chili cornbread!  The possibilities are endless!


With the announcement of a Chili Cook-off at our church, I knew I had to enter my recipe for chili.

I created this recipe a few years back.  The flavors are amazing, but I want the flavors to bounce right into a win, so I added a little secret ingredient, canned jalapeno juice.  It did the trick--oh! my.

One of the rules going into the contest was to name your recipe which I had not done yet.  I kept thinking about it and came up with the name 8-Hour Chili since it takes 8 hours to cook it to perfection.  (Since I created the recipe I have a newer crockpot and it takes 8 hours on low and 4 hours on high.)


Going into the contest, it was just 8-Hour Chili, and coming out of the contest, it became Blue Ribbon 8-Hour Chili.  To my delight, I won first place overall.  Since then this recipe has won 4 chili cook-offs.



Blue Ribbon 8-Hour Chili - edited for newer crockpots*
(8 hrs. on low or 4 hrs. on high)
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Ingredients:
    3 lbs. lean ground beef (90% lean)
    1 tablespoon salt
    1 tablespoon black pepper
    1 15 oz. can Ranch Style Beans
    1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
    1 10 oz. can Rotel Tomatoes
    4 8 oz. can tomato sauce
    8 green onions chopped
    1/2 cup onions, minced
    4 whole jalapenos, fresh or canned, seeded and minced
    1/4 cup canned jalapeno juice
    4 tablespoons Williams Chili Seasoning
    1 tablespoon ground cumin
    2 cups water
Directions:
In a large skillet, brown ground beef with salt and pepper.

Transfer browned meat to a large Crock Pot.

Add remaining ingredients in the order as listed. Stir until mixed well.

Cook in a crockpot on low for 8 hours or 4 hours on high.  (See note below) Stirring occasionally. Serves 10-12.

Note:  I cook the chili on low in my new crockpot since I posted this recipe.  It seems the newer ones cook hotter than the old ones.   


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9 comments :

  1. How awesome that you won the contest! I love a good chili recipe :)

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  2. Sebina1/20/2011

    One of my goals for the year is to expand my list of crock pot recipes..thanks SO MUCH for getting me off to an awesome start!

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  3. Hi Kay,
    You sure do have some Blue Ribbon Chili here. It looks delicious and we will just love trying it out. I am so excited that you entered it in The Texas Star Chili Cook Off 2011. Thank you so much for your entry and good luck with the Cook Off!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Your chili recipe sounds good, I love jalapenos!

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  5. Hi Kay,
    Your Award Winning 8 Hour Chili looks like a delicious bowl of chili and I can't wait to taste it. Thank you so much for sharing it with The Texas Star Chili Cook Off and the best of luck to you!
    Miz Helen

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  6. Made your chili a few days ago but without the jalapenos 'cause my hubby is a baby (lol!). Best recipe I've found yet!!! We used Wick Fowlers packages for years, but I knew there had to be something better. This is definitely Blue Ribbon worthy!

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    1. Pam ~ I am so happy you stopped by to let me know how much you enjoyed the chili recipe...welcome to CWK!

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    2. This looks delicious!

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  7. This sounds wonderful and we make chili at least once a month. I'll have to give yours a try, but not sure I can get the Williams Seasoning packet. Can I sub with something else or does it make the recipe?

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