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Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

An easy slow cooker chili recipe with Ground Beef, beans, tomato sauce, and the best homemade chili seasoning. It putters away in the slow cooker for the juiciest beef and rich flavor.

Thank you to Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. on behalf of the Beef Checkoff for sponsoring this Slow Cooker Chili recipe. I received compensation, but all opinions are my own.

Slow Cooker chili served in a bowl garnished with cheese, sour cream and avocado

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The Best Way to Cook Chili:

Slow Cooking chili is a classic way to cook chili. It’s the easiest chili because you can set it and forget it and this is how the award-winning chilis are achieved. The low and slow cooking process melds the flavors of the chili seasoning into every bite and the beef becomes so tender, juicy, and irresistible. You can slow cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high heat for 3-4 hours.

Chili in a slow cooker with spoon

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Chili:

  • Ground Beef – no other protein does it quite like beef and Ground Beef tastes amazing. We use lean (90/10 or 93/7) to eliminate the need to spoon out excess fat. If yours has a higher fat content, you can spoon out the excess fat when it renders in the skillet.
  • Onion – we love a generous amount of onion because it adds amazing sweet notes to the chili and disappears into the chili as it slow cooks.
  • Beans – you can change up the beans based on what you have on hand, but the classic beans for chili are kidney beans (we love dark red), and black beans. Be sure to rinse and drain the beans in a colander for the best chili consistency and color.
  • Tomatoes & Tomato Sauce – We love the combination of canned diced tomatoes (with their juice) as well as tomato sauce to give the chili a saucy consistency with great texture. For added flavor, we add a can of diced tomatoes and green chilis.
  • Chili Seasoning – we make a simple homemade blend with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper.

Ingredients for chili with ground beef, beans, tomatoes, onion and seasonings

Do you Prefer a Spicy Chili?

To keep it kid-friendly, this classic chili is mild and not spicy. If you prefer a spicy chili, you can either add hot sauce to your bowl when serving or if you want the entire batch to be spicier, add an extra tablespoon of Chili Powder and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of Cayenne Pepper to give it a spicy kick.

How to Make Slow Cooker Chili:

Making chili in the slow cooker doesn’t get any easier. It’s as simple as browning the beef and onions then adding all of the canned ingredients to the slow cooker and turning it on. If you have a multicooker with a slow cooker function, you can saute and slow cook all in the same pot.

  1. SAUTE the beef and onions in a skillet then add garlic and seasonings to the pan.
  2. TRANSFER the beef mixture to a 6 Qt Slow Cooker.
  3. ADD REMAINING INGREDIENTS – rinsed and drained beans, diced tomatoes with their juice and tomato sauce.
  4. SLOW COOK – cover and set slow cooker on low 6-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours then season more to taste if needed.

Making beef chili step by step tutorial

Our Favorite Chili Toppings:

We love to serve this family-style where everyone can build their own chili bowls with the toppings they love. Toppings can vary based on what we have in the fridge, but these are our favorite toppings for chili –

  • Cheese – mild cheddar is the classic choice, but Mexican shredded cheese works equally well
  • Onion – chopped green or red onion adds a fresh pop of color and flavor
  • Avocado – because we can’t help putting avocado on everything, especially chili.
  • Cilantro – for garnish and adding fresh flavor
  • Sour cream – balances the dish (especially great when chili is served over a baked potato)
  • Sliced jalapenos – you can use any hot pepper for a spicy kick

Toppings for chili with avocados, chives, onion, jalapeños, cheese, sour cream and cilantro

How to Serve Chili:

Chili keeps really well in the refrigerator so we love to get creative with leftovers. There are so many ways to serve classic chili and really it can be served almost any time of day. Some of our favorites include:

  1. Chili Cheese Dip – Sprinkle chili with cheddar cheese and serve as an appetizer with tortilla chips.
  2. Chili Dogs – Top a hot dog with chili and shredded cheese to transform it into a chili cheese dog.
  3. Chili Stuffed Baked Potatoes – topping a baked potato with hot chili is a delicious gluten-free option and fun way to serve a crowd.
  4. In a Bowl – loaded with all of the toppings and tortilla chips or pita chips on the side (this is our family favorite)!

Crockpot chili served in a bowl garnished with toppings and tortilla chips

Why We Love This Family Friendly Dinner:

With so many families staying home together now, juggling homeschool, and cooking more than ever, it’s a great time to get kids in the kitchen and teach them through cooking. This slow cooker beef chili is a great way to teach your children cooking skills. Children can learn:

  • Food safety tips like washing hands after handling raw meat
  • The importance of using separate plates and utensils for raw and ready to eat foods to prevent cross-contamination
  • How to measure spices and weigh ingredients

If you let kids help with preparing the meal, they are more likely to enjoy eating it. It also makes for a memorable photo-op moment!

Making chili in a slow cooker with kids

More Beef Recipes You Will Love:

Get the print-friendly recipe below for this Classic Slow Cooker Beef Chili.

Classic Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

5 from 28 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

An easy Slow Cooker chili recipe with Ground Beef, beans, tomato sauce, and the best homemade chili seasoning. It putters away in the slow cooker for the juiciest beef and rich flavor.

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $16-$20
Keyword: slow cooker chili
Cuisine: American, Tex Mex
Course: Main Course
Calories: 340 kcal
Servings: 10 people

Ingredients

  • 2 lb lean Ground Beef (90/10 or 93/7)
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 15 oz black beans drained and rinsed
  • 30 oz kidney beans two 15oz cans, drained and rinsed
  • 30 oz diced tomatoes with their juice
  • 10 oz diced tomatoes and green chilis with their juice
  • 30 oz tomato sauce

Instructions

  1. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and sauté beef until it releases fat (4-5 minutes), breaking it up with a spatula.

  2. Add onion to the skillet and sauté until tender (4-5 minutes). Add minced garlic and seasonings: cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, dried oregano, salt and pepper. Cook another 30 seconds stirring constantly. Transfer to a 6 Qt slow cooker.

  3. Add remaining ingredients into the slow cooker: rinsed and drained beans, diced tomatoes with their juice, diced tomatoes and green chilis with juice and tomato sauce. Stir to combine and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours. Season to taste if desired and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Classic Slow Cooker Chili Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 889mg39%
Potassium 1356mg39%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 862IU17%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Lisa Veiga
    June 3, 2021

    This was so easy, absolutely delicious and comforting. This will be in my recipe rotation from now on. THANK YOU so much for sharing your talents.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 3, 2021

      Hi Lisa, that’s nice feedback. Thank you for sharing your review with us! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Donna
    May 23, 2021

    Delicious and simple recipe. I’ve made it several times. I add a couple of canned adobe peppers for a little more smokey heat!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2021

      Thank you for your great feedback, Donna. We appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Jackie
    May 12, 2021

    I have made this slow cooker Chili 3 times and it keeps getting BETTER and BETTER!!! My family loves it and it has become one of our favorites. It is so easy to make thank you!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 13, 2021

      Wow, that is awesome feedback. Thank you for sharing that with us, Jackie!

      Reply

  • Theresa
    April 25, 2021

    The beef / turkey chili is pretty good ! we make this when we have back yard party.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 25, 2021

      Glad you liked this recipe and often use this at your parties!

      Reply

  • Phyllis Labombarde
    April 12, 2021

    I am making this classic chili recipes. And I love that you added the nutritional label. However, it does not give the serving size. Do you know what that is.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 12, 2021

      Hi Phyllis, a serving size is about one to one and a half cups.

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      • Tommy
        April 15, 2021

        This is literally the best Chili I’ve ever made! Everyone raves about it! This is a keeper for a lifetime!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          April 15, 2021

          That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Tommy!

          Reply

  • Rig
    April 2, 2021

    Solid recipe but a little tame…I added a couple red chili’s and a scotch bonnet to bring it up to 5 alarm.
    5 stars with the hot peppers.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 2, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

    • Tommy
      April 15, 2021

      She also listed in the article how to spice up the chili because it is a tame one 😊

      Reply

    • Barb
      July 14, 2021

      Rig – you made me laugh. My eyes and nose started running just reading about the chilis and scotch bonnet!

      Reply

  • Jackson
    March 16, 2021

    Hi Natasha, I really liked this chili recipe and even though I’m only 12, I enjoyed makin this. I entered in a chili cook-off, and I got third place! I found that adding a little red wine and a drop of maple sirup with the beef gives good flavor. I also added canned chipotle peppers for more kick.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2021

      Wow! That’s amazing! Congratulations Jackson!

      Reply

  • Margaret A Trevino
    March 12, 2021

    I have a chuck roast in the freezer. Can I chop that up and use in this chili recipe. Do I follow the same instructions? Love so many of your recipes!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 12, 2021

      Hi Margaret, I haven’t tested that, but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

      Reply

  • Mary
    March 11, 2021

    I work the midnight to eight shift and try to always have a hot
    meal ready for my husband for dinner. This way even if I sleep through dinner he still has something good.
    I made this chili last night and my husband and I both loved it !
    Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 11, 2021

      Hi Mary, you are very welcome. I’m glad that you both enjoy this recipe! Thank you for sharing your good feedback with us.

      Reply

  • Ashlee
    March 9, 2021

    Do you happen to know how much the calories would change if I used ground turkey instead of ground beef?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 9, 2021

      Hi Ashlee, Surprisingly, the same amount of ground turkey can actually have more calories than ground beef, depending on the company. It depends on how lean the meat is.

      Reply

  • Nello Mangoni
    March 8, 2021

    Made Chilli from your recipe before and was great we’ll try this new one

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 8, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! I hope you enjoy this one also!

      Reply

  • Rosemarie B Rose
    March 7, 2021

    What kind of tomato sauce? Like Ragu? Or cans ?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 8, 2021

      Any kind of tomato sauce will do, Rosemarie.

      Reply

  • Gabriel Banegas
    March 7, 2021

    Making this for dinner tonight, my kitchen smells so delicious…

    Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 7, 2021

      Sounds great! I hope you love it and please share with us how it goes.

      Reply

  • Benjamin Keller
    March 3, 2021

    is canned tomatoes a requirement? I still want tomatoes, just not the canned ones, is there a simple way to diy?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 3, 2021

      Canned tomatoes are not a requirement, I just like the combination of it but I recommend following the ingredients listed in the recipe card as it indicates how many dice tomatoes are needed.

      Reply

  • Deborah Croft
    February 25, 2021

    This recipe turned out absolutely delicious! Tastes just like what i remember as a child! Thank you for this! 😋

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 25, 2021

      You’re very welcome, Deborah. I’m happy that you loved it!

      Reply

  • Deborah
    February 22, 2021

    Just wondering, pur slow cooker is not that big. Will this recipe still work the same if I cut all the ingredients by half?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 22, 2021

      Hi Deborah, I haven’t tested that, but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

      Reply

  • Deborah
    February 21, 2021

    Just wondering, we don’t have a crock pot that big, will it work the same if I cut each ingredient by half?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 22, 2021

      Hi Deborah, I imagine that will work. If you click on the serving size in the recipe card, you can slide it up or down to scale the recipe ingredient lists. I hope that helps!

      Reply

  • Karen O.
    February 21, 2021

    We love this recipe and have made it at least six times this winter. Tonight though we will have lots of leftovers. Does this freeze well?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 21, 2021

      I’m glad you love this recipe, Karen! Yes, you may refrigerate or freeze this recipe.

      Reply

  • J
    February 21, 2021

    Are you suppose to drain the excess fat?

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    • Natasha
      February 21, 2021

      Hi, it’s not necessary but you can if you want to cut down the fat.

      Reply

  • Ciera
    February 21, 2021

    Couple questions before I make this. One: do you use chili powder and your seasonings? Or is your seasoning the chili powder? Two: when you place the second part of the ingredients- the tomato’s, tomato paste, beans, etc. do you mix it altogether or let it sit on top like the photo and place the lid and go?

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    • Natasha
      February 22, 2021

      Hi Ciera, I do stir to combine and then turn it on. I didn’t realize I missed that part of the instruction and have updated the recipe.

      Reply

  • David
    February 18, 2021

    Hi Natasha have you tried chicken chili instead of Ground Mince, use any type of chicken like Rotisserie, it’s something different to try.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 18, 2021

      That’s a great idea! Thank you for sharing that, David. I have not tried those substitutions, but I imagine that may work.

      Reply

  • David
    February 18, 2021

    I have just made this chili it’s cooking away in my slow cooker it smell amazing hopefully it will taste amazing ( Great Recipe)

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 18, 2021

      I hope you love this recipe, David!

      Reply

  • Danielle
    February 15, 2021

    Love chili and this recipe is simple and tasty!
    I always add some brewed coffee into my chili to give depth to the flavor.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 15, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Louise
    February 14, 2021

    I put assorted peppers and sometimes sweet potato diced. I love this recipe. My favorite way to serve it is to pour it over a large baked potato. Top it off with shredded cheese and sour cream. Yummy and filling. I have many of your recipes. Love them all. You are amazing.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2021

      Nice, thanks for sharing that with us, Louise! I’m glad you’re enjoying my recipes!

      Reply

  • Daisy
    February 13, 2021

    I wish there was a way to save favourite recipes in an account. But this came out so good, I even added fresh Serrano peppers and yellow bell peppers in it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 13, 2021

      Thank you for that suggestion, Daisy.

      Reply

  • Barb
    February 10, 2021

    I have been searching for years for a good chili recipe and finally found it! Thank you for sharing it!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      February 11, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you loved the show cooker chili.

      Reply

  • Orlando
    February 6, 2021

    I made this the other day and I loved this! I let a few people of my job taste it and now they want me to make it for everyone. This was a great recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 6, 2021

      That’s just awesome, Orlando! Sounds like you found a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Karen
    February 6, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    I basically make mine the same way you do but add about 1/2 can or whole, depending on the amount that I make,of beer to it. It gives it a better flavor. Love all your recipes!

    Karen❤

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 6, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Suzanne Lanoue
    February 3, 2021

    I made this tonight for the first time (never made chili before) and it turned out pretty good! My husband liked it. He’s very picky. I was afraid it would be too tomato-y for him, but he liked it. I think next time, I’ll cut the recipe in half and put more spice in it. It seems a tiny bit bland compared to other chili I’ve tasted.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Suzanne.

      Reply

  • Leonard
    February 2, 2021

    Followed your chili recipe and it turned out great just like all your other recipes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 2, 2021

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing that with us, Leonard. I’m happy to hear that!

      Reply

  • Joe
    January 31, 2021

    Cannot read first step of your instructions because an ad covers it. Tried several times to remove. Sad.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 31, 2021

      Hi Joe, Thank you for sharing your concerns and feedback. 

      The only way we can continue providing free recipes is by having ads on our site so we are not able to remove those at this time. We find that most people would rather see the ads than pay to see the recipes. You can click on Jump to recipe and try from there. You should also be able to close the ads after a while.

      I appreciate your feedback and I hope you love every recipe you try.

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  • Sue
    January 30, 2021

    Hi Natasha! This our families favourite Chili!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 30, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Sue!

      Reply

  • Lisa
    January 26, 2021

    So good!! I followed the recipe to a T except I added a red pepper to it. It was delicious! My husband was very impressed as well.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 26, 2021

      I’m glad to hear that. Thank you, Lisa!

      Reply

  • Mariah Burton
    January 26, 2021

    When you add all tomato sauce, tomato juice, etc at the end do you mix all together or is it supposed to be added how the 4 pictures above look ?

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    • Natasha
      January 26, 2021

      Hi Mariah, once the beef is cooked, I add the remaining ingredients to the pot (see the print-friendly recipe with specific instructions).

      Reply

  • Kristina
    January 24, 2021

    This was great! Perfect and easy!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 24, 2021

      Thank you for your nice comment, Kristina!

      Reply

  • Cynthia
    January 21, 2021

    Fantastic chilli recipe! I used a pound of beef and a pound of ground chicken. I like a few more veggies so I added a chopped red pepper, sliced mushrooms and corn. I topped my first bowl with avocado, plain Greek yogurt and a few shots of Frank’s hot sauce. Delicious! I’ll be freezing the leftovers for when I need a quick meal.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 21, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Cynthia! I’m happy you enjoeyd this recipe!

      Reply

  • KC
    January 17, 2021

    Delicious! Best chili we’ve had in awhile!! So easy and directions were simple to follow! Thank you!

    Reply

  • Arneta clarke
    January 16, 2021

    I have lots of uncooked beans. Cani used them in this recipe inthe slow cooker?

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    • Natasha
      January 17, 2021

      Hi Arneta, you would need to cook the beans first to use in this recipe.

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      • Monica
        February 4, 2021

        Looove you recepies! Done a couple of them!!

        Do you use canned beans? Is that why you drain them? Aren’t these beans already cooked? If using already cooked beans do they need to go for additional 4+ hours of cooking?

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        • Natasha
          February 4, 2021

          Hi Monica, yes I am using canned and it allows for the flavors to meld and also simplifies the recipe without having to come back to it later for additional steps.

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  • Luz
    January 15, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    I love your recipes, I’ve tried many of the and my family loves each and everyone of them. You are awesome. Thank you for all you do.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2021

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

      Reply

  • Elisa Rodriguez
    January 13, 2021

    This was such an easy recipe to make! My family loved it

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  • Stefanie
    January 12, 2021

    Can you add red pepper to the chili? If so, should I sautee quickly in the pan with the rest of the mixture and then add to the slow cooker?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 12, 2021

      Hi Stefanie, I haven’t tried that personally but I imagine that would also work but be careful and just make sure not to add too much of it. Please share with us how you liked that if you try!

      Reply

  • Melissa
    January 5, 2021

    Do I have to add the black beans and the tomatoes with green Chili’s can I leave those out of this recipe?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2021

      Hi Melissa, I haven’t tried doing this without beans yet, and I have not tried any other substitute. Sorry about that.

      Reply

  • Peggy vlontzype
    January 4, 2021

    I add some molasses to my chili

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  • Kim Hill
    December 30, 2020

    I always add a can of tomato juice to my chili

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2020

      Hi Kim! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Jennifer Brown
    December 28, 2020

    Can this be cooked on the stove

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2020

      Hi Jennifer, it sure can, here is what one of our readers wrote: “I made this Chili Friday I didn’t Make it in a crockpot. I made it on the stove in a heavy pot ( was going to (ut caanged my mind at the last minute) Followed the instructions given and it turned out delicious. Everyone went back for seconds. Thank you so much for the recipe.” I hope this helps.

      Reply

  • Joanne O’ Connor
    December 28, 2020

    So easy to create and it taste spectacular!! It is a recipe that I will surely keep in my family!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2020

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Joanne!

      Reply

  • Joseph Tyler
    December 19, 2020

    Can someone clarify the ingredients. Is it 15 oz or 30 oz of kidney beans?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 19, 2020

      Hi Joseph, we used 30 oz which comes from two 15oz cans.

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    • Joseph Tyler
      December 19, 2020

      Nevermind. My wife printed recipe halved….it stated “15 oz kidney beans two 15 oz cans” instead of “30 oz kidney beans two 15 oz cans”

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  • Elsa Barthel
    December 16, 2020

    Hi Natasha ,
    Made this chili for my family and it was amazing. I actually loved it even more the second night. Can’t wait to try another recipe of yours. Thank you. Elsa

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 17, 2020

      Hello Elsa, thank you so much for your good comments and feedback. I hope that you will love every recipe that you will try!

      Reply

  • Kim
    December 14, 2020

    This recipe is easy and delicious! I added a can of diced green chili for a bit more spice and everyone loved it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2020

      I’m so happy you all enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Lauren N C
    December 14, 2020

    How many much is one serving? I see this serves 10 but I would like to know what serving size I should use to track what I am eating.

    Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2020

      Hi Lauren, a serving size is about one to one and a half cups.

      Reply

  • Nika
    December 13, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I love your recipes. Do you need to add any broth to this chili before slow cooking? Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2020

      Thank you, Nika. I didn’t add any broth to this recipe.

      Reply

  • Blake
    December 12, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    I made your chili dish tonight and it was phenomenal! I had only one question with this dish.

    In the cooking instructions you state to add the onions and cook it with the ground beef for 4-5 minutes, THEN add the minced garlic and dry seasonings afterwards.

    Is there a reason why you don’t cook the minced garlic WITH the onions for 4-5 minutes, then add the dry seasonings for 30 seconds?

    Thank you so much for your recipe!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      December 14, 2020

      Hi Blake, It keeps the garlic more flavorful without cooking it for too long on higher heat.

      Reply

  • Mary
    December 10, 2020

    I made your crockpot chili today and it was SO good!!!! I did add some jalapeño peppers to add some heat. This recipe is added to all my other recipes. Yum! Yum!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 11, 2020

      So great to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, Mary!

      Reply

  • Angela
    December 10, 2020

    If I’m making 1/2 the recipe do I still cook it same time

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 10, 2020

      Hi Angela, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

      Reply

  • Kevin
    December 9, 2020

    Made this Chili today, following the recipe exactly.
    And it was FANTASTIC!
    Will definitely be my go to chili recipe. Thank you Natasha 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 9, 2020

      Yay, that is awesome! Thank you, Kevin.

      Reply

  • Courtney
    November 18, 2020

    Looking at the ingredients you use (1) 30 oz can of tomato sauce ?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 18, 2020

      Yes, that is correct. 30 oz tomato sauce

      Reply

  • Lucie
    November 14, 2020

    Dear Natasha, what if i use not canned beans but the fresh ones soaked overnight? Do you have an experience? Will be cooking time 8 hours enough? I dont have a single slow cooker but the instant pot and slow cooking is one of function. But only 1 degree,not possible to choose the temperature. Thank you for your recepies

    Reply

  • William Burgie
    November 12, 2020

    I use 1/2 pd of ground pork, removes the dryness of the beef. Also add tbsp white vinegar to beef and pork. Adds acidity to meat. 14oz can of Bush’s baked beans, use potato masher to mash at least half the can then add…. Try it!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 12, 2020

      Sounds great, thanks for sharing that with us, William!

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  • greg
    November 11, 2020

    Simple, basic chili, super easy to make and really delicious. Will be our default chili recipe from now on.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2020

      That’s just awesome, Greg! Thank you so much for that wonderful review!

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  • Terri
    November 1, 2020

    Used 3 cans Rotella tomatoes chilin fixing 2 hot Rotella. used roasted tomatoes large can mexican tomato sauce 2 cans black beans 16 0z hot sausage

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 1, 2020

      Sounds good, how did it go? I hope you liked it!

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  • robert sumner
    October 31, 2020

    how much does the avocado lobby pay u?? u put them in everything

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 31, 2020

      Can you tell we love avocado!

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      • Aj
        November 12, 2020

        There’s always room for avocado! And very healthy.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          November 12, 2020

          Absolutely!

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    • Paula
      November 9, 2020

      This is a deliciously flavorful chili. Will be my go-to from now on!! Thanks for sharing!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        November 9, 2020

        You’re welcome, Paula! It sounds like you found a new favorite!

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  • Liz
    October 27, 2020

    I made your recipe I didn’t change anything, made it in crockpot and it was absolutely perfect for me. Even my husband liked it and he is not a chili “fan” lol. I froze left overs and the chili tastes as good when reheated. I use the leftovers to make Wendys copycat taco salad and it comes out way tastier and cheaper. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 27, 2020

      That is so awesome! Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, Liz. It’s great to hear that you and your husband loved this chili recipe.

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  • Larry Dubin
    October 19, 2020

    Made this Chili and it was fantastic! I did it all in the slow cooker so I did not have to transfer the sautéd beef and onion from a pan. So happy I found your website and FB page. Love your videos and recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2020

      I’m so happy you’re enjoying our recipes, Larry! That’s so great! Thank you for your wonderful feedback and comment!

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  • Theresa
    October 18, 2020

    Not sure what I did wrong but the chili has a lot of liquid. What can I add to make the chili thicker?
    Thank you

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    • Natasha
      October 18, 2020

      Hi Theresa, normally this is a very hearty and thick chili once it has completed slow cooking. Did you swap any of the ingredients? You could simmer it uncovered for a little longer to thicken up if needed.

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  • Mary
    September 20, 2020

    A great base chili and I think you can dial-up or down the taste depending on what you like. My 3 boys (<15 y-o) and husband loved it! We'll definitely make it again as it was a winner with everyone.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 21, 2020

      Yes, you’re right about that. This recipe is versatile you can adjust it according to your preference. Thanks for your good feedback!

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  • Tammy
    September 15, 2020

    This tasted great! Family loved it. I would definitely edit the recipe for novice cooks to pre-soak and pre-cook beans for at least an hour as they won’t be cooked properly in the slow cooker– its actually a pretty common issue with slow cooking beans, and the beans cause food poisoning if undercooked. Otherwise a great recipe- tastes like classic chili!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 15, 2020

      Thank you for sharing that with us Tammy!

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    • Pat
      October 3, 2020

      But aren’t canned beans already cooked….?

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    • Marla
      October 18, 2020

      This recipe calls for canned beans. No need to pre-soak or pre-cook. Since canned beans are already cooked, no poisoning here 🙂

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    • Melissa
      November 23, 2020

      Thank you! I wish I had read this first. This is our first time making chili and the black beans are not cooking like the kidney beans. 😫

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  • Krista
    September 14, 2020

    Hello- how much is a serving size? 1 or 2 cups?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 14, 2020

      Hi Krista, a serving size is about one to one and half cups.

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  • Ella
    August 24, 2020

    I made this Chili Friday I didn’t Make it in a crock pot . I made it on the stove in a heavy pot ( was going to (ut caanged my mind at the last minute) Followed the instructions given and it turned out delicious. Everyone went back for seconds. Thank you so much for the recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 24, 2020

      You’re most welcome, Ella. I’m glad to hear that everyone loved this chili recipe! Thanks for sharing that with us.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 24, 2020

      Isn’t the flavor so good! I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe Ella!

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  • Annah
    August 17, 2020

    hi Natasha! pls what is a substitute for cumin? and also, there are various chili recipes on your blog, so personally, which one is your favourite?

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  • Lori
    August 15, 2020

    I don’t want to use canned. Can I still use this recipe using fresh tomatoes and dried beans? How would I extend the cooking time?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 15, 2020

      Hi Lori, I imagine that should work although I haven’t tested that yet to advise of the cooking time.

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  • Isabel
    August 9, 2020

    Hi Natasha. My husband is not a big fan of beans. Have you tried this without them? I’m just concerned it would be to sausy.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 9, 2020

      Hi Isabel, I haven’t tried doing this without beans yet and I have not tried any other substitute too sorry about that.

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  • Old man who loves to play in the kitchen
    August 8, 2020

    This is very similar to mine, except I use coriander, cinnamon and sugar (small amounts of each). My family seems to like it. 4 of us can almost kill the whole pot in one sitting.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 8, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me Juan!

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  • Annah
    August 8, 2020

    hi Natasha! pls can the chili be made with any other type of beans? and I gotta ask, how do u get all these ideas for such amazing recipes?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 8, 2020

      Hi Annah! Yes! other beans should work here too! We love to take in our reader’s suggestions!

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  • Jo-Ann
    August 5, 2020

    We are just 2 people so I was wondering if I could freeze this into 2 people portions?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 5, 2020

      Hi Jo-Ann, if you are at the recipe, you may click “Jump to recipe” and you can click on the number of servings to adjust the ingredients. Hope that helps!

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  • Melanie Barrett
    July 21, 2020

    I just love your blog! I was getting hungry just reading this, and all of the different suggestions about how to use it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 21, 2020

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying our blog, Melanie! I hope you give our recipes a try soon!

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  • Paul
    July 10, 2020

    Just put this into my slow cooker and sat back with a beer and waiting for the 4 hours to go by… I’m not much of a cook but this recipe looked fool proof, I mean what could go wrong??
    I did think 30 ounces of tomato sauce was a lot but thought hey ho, that’s what needed, so must be right. But then it dawned on me that the recipe calls for ‘tomato sauce’ and not ketchup!
    In the US they call it ketchup but here in the UK, ketchup is commonly known as tomato sauce. Somehow, I’m not so eager for the next 4 hours to go by after all.

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    • Natasha
      July 10, 2020

      Hi Paul, oh bummer! Yes ketchup is very different from tomato sauce in the US.

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    • pattie
      November 10, 2020

      Hahaha!!! Wondering what happened??

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  • Nancy
    July 8, 2020

    Hi Natasha, have you made this in the Instant Pot? How long would it pressure cook for? Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 8, 2020

      Hi Nancy, I have not tested that to advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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  • Jean
    June 28, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    I was wondering if this recipe Could be made using a stove at a very low temperature for a few hours instead of using the slow cooker?
    I do not have a very big slow cooker it’s only 2.5 QT. If this is not an option, I was thinking about cutting the recipe in half. What do you think?
    Just can’t wait to taste this recipe.
    Thank you.
    Jean

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2020

      Hi Jean, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

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  • Ching
    June 14, 2020

    I made your chili and is was the hit. My co-workers and friends loved it

    thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 15, 2020

      So wonderful to hear that! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Tarnya Beaumont
    June 6, 2020

    Thanks Natasha, This is a winner, even with my Texas friends. We don’t have the tomatoes with Chilly in Australia so just added a chopped red chilly. I also just discovered the metric option for the measurements, I’m so blonde. Many Many Thanks Tarnya

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 7, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Tarnya! Thank you for the wonderful review!

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  • Julie Martinez
    May 18, 2020

    Hello i have a 2 quart slow cooker, i usually use 1lb and it’s fine, that being said, what will change if i half the beef part of recipe? What would be the adjustments…i also don’t need it to serve 10 people and this recipe is 10 servings?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 18, 2020

      Hi Julie, I recommend our recipe serving slider. Scroll down to the printable recipe card. Where is says “servings: X people” Click the red number and that will make a slider appear allowing you to slide left or right to the number of servings desired. Bringing that number down to x amount of servings and that should give you the recipe based on x lbs of meat that you have. I hope that helps.

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  • Lisa C
    May 9, 2020

    I made this yesterday as the weather in Northeast Ohio was in the 30s. Brrrrr! I improvised with things I had on hand like ground turkey and fire roasted tomatoes. Also added some ground chorizo. Followed the seasonings though. My house smelled amazing all day! Thank you for a great chili recipe I will definitely be making again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 9, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

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  • Sadeta Bedard
    May 6, 2020

    Could you please share the recipe for home made Chili Seasoning? I can see the ingredients but need the amount of spoon/oz..Thank you much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 6, 2020

      Hi Sadeta, we have the amounts listed in the recipe. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see them in the ingredients list on the printable card option. I hope that helps. See: “2 tsp cumin powder, 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder, …” etc.

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  • Melissa
    May 5, 2020

    This is the best dinner! My whole family loves it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 5, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

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  • Krissy Allori
    May 5, 2020

    We are a chili loving family around here. This one really hit the spot. It’s so nice to be able to put it in the crockpot, set it and forget it. So good!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 5, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Stephanie
    May 5, 2020

    The seasoning you used was perfect! So delicious and I just loved the smell of it cooking all day!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 5, 2020

      Isn’t it amazing! The flavor is so so good! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Chelsea
    May 5, 2020

    This is such a delicious dinner!! My family loves it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 5, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed that!

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