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Crockpot Chili

One of my family’s favorite recipes is crockpot chili. I am all for a hot bowl of chili when it starts getting cooler. It is a hearty and protein-packed one-pot-meal that everyone will be begging for more. This recipe is also called slow cooker chili but I call it delicious. It goes great with a salad and fresh garlic bread. For dessert, I serve Hot Chocolate Bombs.

Let’s get cooking…

Crockpot chili

Crockpot chili

How do you make crockpot chili?

With my crockpot of course. For an added bonus I like to make it organic, so I choose organic vegetables, beef, and canned goods.

Organic Chili vegetables

Organic Chili vegetables

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Award winning chili recipe

Crockpot Chili Recipe

This amazing Crockpot Chili recipe is delicious, hearty, and perfect for chilly weather! Super easy to make and the perfect crowd-pleaser.
4.79 from 14 votes
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Course: Main Course, Recipes
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Tex Mex
Keyword: Best Chili, Crockpot Chili, Slow Cooker Chili
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Servings: 8
Calories: 217kcal
Cost: $10

Ingredients

  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 1 large sweet onion chopped
  • 1 large green pepper seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 large red pepper seeds removed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3 cans 14.5 oz petite diced tomatoes
  • I can 14.5 oz chili beans in mild sauce
  • 1 can 14.5 oz kidney beans (drained)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Garnish:
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Add olive oil to the skillet then heat over medium, cook green and red pepper for 3 minutes, then add cook garlic and onions cook until vegetables are tender.
  • Transfer cooked vegetables to the crockpot.
  • Brown ground beef in the skillet until no longer pink, drain off the grease and add to the crockpot.
  • Open canned tomatoes and beans then add to the crockpot.
  • Add all spices (not fresh cilantro) to the crockpot. Stir.
  • Cover the Crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours.

Notes

This amazing Crockpot Chili recipe is delicious, hearty, and perfect for chilly weather! Super easy to make and the perfect crowd-pleaser.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1447IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 4mg
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Supplies

You find all my food prep favorites HERE.

Tip: I use a regular Rival Crockpot (manual), so you don’t need a fancy one to get perfect chili.

Adding Ingredients To The Slow Cooker

One-pot meals are so easy, however, this recipe does require an extra step of sauteing vegetables and browning the ground beef.  The veggie preparation and browning of the ground beef can be done a day ahead so in the morning you simply remove them from the refrigerator and place in your crockpot. Then add the canned goods and spices, cover and turn it on and forget it.

Tip: The easiest way to saute is to use a large skillet and a Teflon safe spoon.

Adding ingredients to crockpot

Adding vegetables

Ground beef

Ground beef

Beans and tomatos

Beans and tomatoes

Dry spices

Dry spices

You will want to make a large batch and enjoy it for days. This recipe freezes well and it makes an easy dinner on a busy day since all you have to do is defrost, heat and serve.

Slow cooker chili with crackers

Slow cooker chili with crackers

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Chili Serving Ideas

You can serve your chili straight from the crockpot, however, I like to serve it with additional toppings (sour cream, spring onions, shredded cheddar cheese, and fresh cilantro). You can also serve it over pasta, hot dogs, or baked potatoes. It is fun to serve with all the choices in bowls (chili bar) and allow your guests and family to serve themselves.

Toppings

  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • Spring onions (chopped)
  • Jalapeno peppers

Favorite sides

  • Corn chips
  • Salsa
  • Saltine crackers
Beef chili served with saltine crackers

Beef chili served with saltine crackers. This amazing Crockpot Chili recipe is delicious, hearty, and perfect for chilly weather! Super easy to make and the perfect crowd-pleaser.

 

For dessert, you can serve an easy favorite Pine Bark Toffee you can find the recipe HERE. It is the perfect amount of sweet and rich dark chocolate after chili.

Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack

Another favorite dessert is this super easy triple chocolate bundt cake with cream cheese frosting (you can find the recipe HERE). 

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Nothing Bundt Cake Chocolate Copycat

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Jackie

Sunday 13th of December 2020

Hi. What do you mean by chili beans in mild sauce? I’m not sure what that is.

Meegan

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

Saving this recipe on my Comfort Food Pinterest Board. It sounds and looks delish for a cool evening.

Kristi @ Chatfield Court

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

I love chili and yours looks delish! I'll definitely give this a try.

Kim Purvis

Monday 26th of October 2020

It looks amazing! I am going to have to try chili with peppers I bet it tastes great! Pinned!

Kim

Monday 26th of October 2020

Wow that looks good! And I love that you have a vegan variation right below it...I have one of those! ;) Off to pin them both.

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