A Chili Recipe That’s Grandma Approved!


If this dish is good enough for a rehearsal dinner, it is even better for a regular ol’ family dinner.  Gather everyone around the table for a nice hearty bowl of this and they won’t be leaving any time soon!

Check out what my friends over at Eating on a Dime have to say about this recipe:

“With winter quickly approaching, chili is something my family looks forward to and this classic crockpot chili recipe is exactly what they want. Since we make it with half ground turkey and my frozen beans, it is actually quite healthy! You are going to love this easy slow cooker chili. Just dump it all in, and come home to a home smelling delicious!”

She’s absolutely right!  Winter is here to stay and we need to stock up on warm and comforting recipes.  This is one of those that will be on repeat in your house!





2 pounds of ground beef or turkey

2 cans of diced or crushed tomatoes

1 can (14 oz) of Barilla tomato sauce

4 tablespoons of McCormick chili seasoning

1 teaspoon of McCormick garlic salt

1/2 onion chopped (can be frozen)

2 cans of kidney beans

shredded cheese or sour cream to serve (optional)





First you need to brown your beef or turkey. Since I brown mine before I freeze it I just tossed it in the crockpot frozen.

Toss everything on top in the crockpot (except for the cheese and sour cream).

Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.

Serve with cheese, sour cream, and even more chopped onions if you would like.









Quick Tip: Use frozen homemade beans if you’d like…just remember to add some salt

Thanks again to Eating on a Dime for this amazing recipe.



Whenever I see that an ingredient list includes chili seasoning, the recipe goes out the window. Using just mainly chili seasoning is cheating, not cooking. This might work for a 30 minute meal or a quick meal for non cooks, but it lacks the subtle, amazing flavors that real chili would have. Sorry to be negative, but it drives me crazy when I see things like this. I have actually entered a contest and my chili is extremely well made. I’m not inclined to share the recipe online, but this recipe is more like sloppy Joe’s.

some what of a hillbilly recipe.
2 cans of crushed tomatoes
2 cans of Kidney Beans..
no mention on size of cans..
use Rotel and you wont need chili powder..

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