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New England Style Chili - Award Winning Recipe!

Ground beef, vegetables, and a few simple spices come together to make this award-winning New England Chili recipe!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, slow cooker recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 358kcal
Author Alaina Bullock
Cost $15


  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 14.5 oz cans stewed tomatoes
  • 2 16 oz. cans light red kidney beans
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 green pepper medium sized
  • 1 Vidalia onion medium-sized
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2-4 tbsp chili powder
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • dash of Tony Cachere's Cajun Seasoning optional


  • Dice the green pepper and onion into small pieces.
  • In a large saucepan, saute the green pepper, onion, and ground beef until the beef is browned.
  • Meanwhile, add the stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, kidney beans and seasonings to a large pot or slow cooker. Mix well.
  • Once the meat has browned, drain, then add the meat and veggie mixture to the other ingredients. Stir, stir and stir some more until all ingredients are completely combined.
  • If cooking on the stovetop: bring to a boil, reduce heat, and allow to gently simmer for at least 1 - 2 hours. The longer it cooks, the better it tastes.
    If using a slow cooker: set it to low, and cook for 6 to 8 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Once finished, serve with cheese, sour cream, and/or crackers, and enjoy!


As is, this recipe makes a mild chili. To add some fire, simply increase the amount of chili powder and cayenne pepper.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 358kcal