World’s Greatest Chili
Author: Amy Flory
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 7 hours
Total time: 7 hours 20 mins
  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • ½ red pepper, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • ¼ pound butter
  • 1 35-oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 15-oz cans pinto beans
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅔ cups chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. If possible, ask a butcher to grind the beef and pork so that it's not as fine-ground as regular hamburger meat. But if you have no butcher, ordinary ground beef and pork is fine.
  2. Drain the beans and rinse. Put them in slow cooker with tomatoes.
  3. In a large frying pan, heat the oil and gently cook the peppers. When soft, add the onions and cook gently.
  4. Add the garlic for a minute or so. Dump into the slow cooker.
  5. Melt half the butter and cook the beef and pork until no longer raw. Add the spices and water and stir. Add to slow cooker and add the rest of the butter.
  6. Cover and cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours. Add salt and pepper if desired.
  7. Serve with sour cream, chopped onion, cheese, and Fritos.
Recipe by Funny Is Family at