Recipes and Cooking Mexican-Inspired Chili 3.8 (45) 1 Review Flip on your slow cooker to make this Mexican chili recipe for your next tailgate or potluck. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on November 30, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: BHG/Crystal Hughes Prep Time: 25 mins Cook Time: 8 hrs Total Time: 8 hrs 25 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts With the perfect balance of beef, beans, chili seasoning, and peppers, this Mexican chili is the perfect way to add more spice to your day. Ingredients 1 pound lean ground beef 3 14.5 ounce can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, undrained, cut up 2 15.5 ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 cup water 1 6 ounce can tomato paste 1 4 ounce can diced green chile peppers 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces) ½ cup dairy sour cream Fresh cilantro sprigs (optional) Directions In a large skillet cook ground beef until brown. Drain off fat. BHG/Crystal Hughes Meanwhile, in a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker combine undrained tomatoes, drained beans, celery, onion, the water, tomato paste, undrained chile peppers, garlic, chili powder, and cumin. Stir in cooked ground beef. BHG/Crystal Hughes Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream. If desired, garnish with cilantro. Makes: 8 to 10 main-dish servings BHG/Crystal Hughes Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 340 Calories 13g Fat 34g Carbs 25g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 340 % Daily Value * Total Fat 13g 17% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 56mg 19% Sodium 695mg 30% Total Carbohydrate 34g 12% Protein 25g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.