Crock POT Chili

This hearty crock pot chili is perfect for busy weeknights. Just throw everything together in the pot in the morning and come dinner time, you’ll have a delicious and satisfying meal ready to go.

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Simple and Easy: Takes about 20 minutes to prep and cooks low and slow in the crock pot for effortless flavor.
  • Family-Friendly: Perfect for busy families with minimal prep work.
  • Hearty and Filling: A complete meal on its own, but can also be served with cornbread or cheddar biscuits.
  • Customizable: Spice it up or top it off with your favorite chili fixings for a personalized touch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef (ground chuck for a richer flavor, ground sirloin for leaner)
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chilis, undrained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed (or any combination of your favorite beans)
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (adjust to your spice preference)
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the garlic and cook for another minute.
  4. Transfer the ground beef mixture to your crock pot.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the beef broth and tomato paste. Pour over the ground beef mixture in the crock pot.
  6. Add the remaining ingredients (diced tomatoes, diced tomatoes with green chilis, beans, crushed tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes) to the crock pot and stir to combine.
  7. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 hours. Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.

Tips:

  • Set up a chili bar with your favorite toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped onions, sliced jalapenos, and avocado slices.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Freeze chili in zipper freezer bags or a sturdy freezer container for future meals. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

This crock pot chili is a lifesaver on busy weeknights. Enjoy!

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Crock POT Chili

Crock POT Chili

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This hearty crock pot chili is perfect for busy weeknights. Just throw everything together in the pot in the morning and come dinner time, you’ll have a delicious and satisfying meal ready to go.

  • Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1.5 lbs ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 2 cans (10 oz) diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) dark red kidney beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) pinto beans, rinsed & drained
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • Spices: red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Brown ground meat and onion in a skillet. Add garlic, cook 1 minute. Drain fat and add to crock pot.
  2. Whisk broth and tomato paste, add to crock pot.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients (diced tomatoes, beans, spices).
  4. Cook on LOW 6-8 hours or HIGH 3-4 hours. Season with salt & pepper.

Notes

  • Use ground chuck for a richer flavor, or sirloin for leaner chili.
  • Substitute ground turkey, pork, or chicken for ground beef.
  • Like it spicy? Add more red pepper flakes and cayenne.
  • Offer toppings like cheese, sour cream, or onions for customization.
  • Leftovers store well in the fridge (up to 4 days) or freezer.
  • Author: Anwar
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 300
  • Category: Mail Meal
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Calories: 249kcal
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 276mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg

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