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Bodacious Chili Gold Bag Crockpot

Bodacious Crockpot Chili with Beans (Gold Bag)

Bob Wiseman
Darn, you are in a hurry and you don’t have time to make dinner. Take a few moments and fry up some meat and vegetables and chunk it all in a crockpot. Add the broth plus the little Gold Bag of powder and give it a good stir. Set the timer on medium and head out the door. It will cook away for 4 to 5 hours and be ready when you get home.
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Southwest


  • Skillet
  • Pressure Cooker


  • 1 ½ pounds hamburger, chili grind chuck preferred
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or lard
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 8 ounces canned tomatoes drained & chopped
  • 7 ounces El Pato, or tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup Bodacious Chili Powder Gold Bag is perfect size
  • ½ teaspoon lime juice fresh preferred
  • 1 cup cooked pinto beans
  • salt as needed (I use Real Salt)


  • Prewarm crockpot on low/medium. Cover to conserve heat.
  • Heat a skillet, on the stove, until a drop of water quickly sizzles away.
  • Add the vegetable oil, stir to coat the bottom.
  • Add the hamburger and brown for about two minutes
  • Add the onion and stir until the onion is limp or somewhat clear.
  • Remove from the skillet and drain off fat.
  • Add meat mixture to warmed crockpot.
  • Turn crockpot up to high heat.

To Crockpot

  • Add beef broth and chicken broth, canned tomatoes, El Pato tomato sauce
  • Stir to combine all ingredients
  • Cover and let cook for 15 to 20 minutes to blend flavors.
  • Add Gold Bag of Bodacious Chili Powder; stir well.
  • Cook in crockpot on high for at least two hours (see Notes).
  • Add lime juice; stir thoroughly.
  • Taste for flavor and add Real Salt if needed (see Note).
  • Use extra chicken broth if needed.
  • Serve it up. I usually have cornbread and soft butter, maybe some tortilla chips and a small dish of sour cream.


Notes:  If you are going to be gone for a few hours then cook on medium heat. It should be just right when you get back to the kitchen.
Real Salt is available at Nellie’s Pantry.