The Best Freezer Chili
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef browned
  • 1 onion coarsely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 19 oz. can kidney beans with liquid
  • 14 oz. can Heinz chili style beans with liquid*
  • 28 oz. can diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 5 1/2 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • dash pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
Assembly instructions:
  1. Put all ingredients in a large resealable bag and squish together to combine. Remove excess air, seal and freeze.
Stovetop Cooking instructions:
  1. Thaw.
  2. Heat in a large pot over medium heat until desired temperature is reached.
  3. Allow to simmer so that the flavours meld.
Slow Cooker Cooking instructions:
  1. Thaw.
  2. Cook in the slow cooker on low for 3-5 hours.
Recipe Notes

The chili style beans can be hard to find. If your grocery store doesn't carry them, you can substitute pinto beans instead.