Kay's Blue Ribbon Crockpot Chili

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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!

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.)

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!

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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