I'm a big fan of my slow cooker; granted it took me about seven years to start using it (it was a wedding present) but now I'm hooked! Throwing everything together and leaving it be is wonderful. The smells are the best.
The colder months just beg for a steaming bowl of comfort, am I right?! We eat soup or chili at least once a week at my house. This recipe is super adaptable, I've used ground bison instead of ground beef and you couldn't even tell the difference. I also like to add toppings, because melted cheese and tortilla strips are fun! And o.k, you caught me, dipping french bread into it just seals the deal!
Crock Pot Chili
This chili recipe is super easy to make and can be customized according to your preferences; don't want to use ground beef? Sub ground bison. Don't like kidney beans? Use pinto beans. Any way you make it, it is tasty!
- 1 Tablespoons oil
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 (15 ounce) cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (25 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles
- 1 cup beef or vegetable broth
- 2 Tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Add oil to pan and saute onion and garlic until translucent. Add ground beef and cook thoroughly. Drain fat and add to Crock Pot.Add all other ingredients into Crock Pot. Stir to combine.Cover and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.Serve warm and enjoy!
See? Super easy! Plus, both my girls LOVE this chili; I just rinse off the beans using a slotted spoon, is that weird? Hey whatever works! I hope you and your family like this as much as we do! Happy Eating!
Thanks for joining Courtney, Elizabeth, Jamie, Sarah, Jamie and me for another Foodie For A Year link up! I can't wait to see what your slow cooker has been making! Share your recipe post below:
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