Recipes: Slow Cooked Chili

Vickie’s Slow Cooked Chili

This recipe is much like my Dad’s Stove Top Chili, with a few tweaks, we add Jack Daniels Honey to ours. And I don’t add beans to this recipe. You certainly can add your favorites to this mix. But no thanks. 😉

As with the Stove Top Chili, the trick to good chili is the meat. You can use chicken or beef with this recipe. But if you use beef, make it a good quality ground beef.

Back in the early 2000s, Gary and I tried Bison with this recipe and it was extraordinarily fabulous. I highly suggest using it for any of your home cooked beef ground meals!

Also: You might like to try the Stove Top Chili recipe as well. It’s different from this one.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours – Crock pot Recipe
Serves: 12+


  • 2 lbs ground Bison Beef (buffalo meat)
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 1 jar Heinz Mild Chili Sauce (12 oz)
  • ½ cup Welch’s Concord Grape Jelly
  • 1 shot Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey
  • 2 Tomatoes (red or yellow) (chopped they should make about 2 cups)
  • 1 sm Onion (chopped it should make about 1 cup)
  • 1 pkg Heinz Bacon Bits
  • ½ cup Parsley flakes
  • 1 tspn  salt
  • 1 tspn pepper
  • Crock Pot


  • Lightly brown the bison beef in a skillet over medium heat.
    Keep the beef crumbled as you cook it. I use 2 forks to separate any clumps that cook together.
  • While the beef is cooking, add all the wet ingredients to the crock pot on high heat (ketchup, chili sauce, Jelly and Jack Honey) and mix well.
  • Add the bacon bits, parsley flakes, salt, pepper and mix well again.
  • Cube the tomatoes and add them to the crock pot mix and stir well.
  • Dice the onion and crumble it into the beef to saute in the grease.
  • When the beef is completely browned, drain the grease from the meat as much as possible.
  • Add the beef/onion mix to the crock pot and stir thoroughly.
  • Cook on high for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes (this is important to keep the mix from burning).
  • After 2 hours, lower the heat to medium and cook for another 4 hours, stirring every hour.


  • Try adding 3 or 4 chopped celery sticks.
  • You can add elbow noodles, but also add ½ cup water.
  • You can pick your flavor of Chili sauce, we like Mild. You can certainly add hot to yours.
  • For a hotter chili, add 2 unchopped red chili peppers to soak in the mix.


  • Serve hot and top with cheddar cheese
  • Add a dab of sour cream on top of the chili for those who like it
  • Serve with corn bread or Tostitos chips for dipping.



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