I think just about everyone has their own recipe for chili. I’ve been making slow cooker chili for years and it’s my favorite way to make it. My recipe is a simple chili recipe that is sure to warm you up on these cold winter evenings! I love using my slow cooker for lots of recipes, especially for dishes that are meant to serve a group of people.
Bush’s Beans are my favorite to use for slow cooker chili. I stick with their Chili Beans/Pinto beans for my chili, but they make several different kinds that are all suitable for chili. Diced tomatoes, seasoned chili sauce, and crushed tomatoes all add to the flavor.
I start with a pound of lean ground beef and diced onions. Once the meat has been browned, add in a packet of chili seasoning mix and one can of diced tomatoes.
Coat the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray before adding the tomato based ingredients, beans, and the browned ground beef mixture. Add chili powder, crushed red pepper, salt, and ground black pepper to taste. We like our chili mild to medium, but it can be revved up depending on how much of the spices you add.
The slow cooker chili cooks on low for 5 hours.
We like to serve it with shredded cheddar cheese and crackers or cornbread.
Slow Cooker Chili
- 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
- 1 Onion (Diced)
- 1 Packet Chili Seasoning Mix
- 2 14.5 oz Cans Petite Diced Tomatoes
- 2 15 oz Cans Seasoned Tomato Sauce for Chili
- 3 16 oz Cans Chili Beans in Medium Chili Sauce
- 1 28 oz Can Crushed Tomatoes
- 1/4 Tsp Salt, Black Pepper, Crushed Red Pepper, and Chili Powder
Brown ground beef and onion in large skillet over medium heat.
Reduce heat to low. Add in one packet of Chili Seasoning Mix and 1 can of diced tomatoes. Stir and simmer just until well blended. Remove from heat.
Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.
Add beans, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and beef mixture to cooker. Add salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper, and chili powder. Stir to combine all ingredients.
Cook on low for 5 hours.
To serve, place chili in bowls and top with shredded cheddar cheese.
I love the ease of using my slow cooker for lots of recipes. Our Slow Cooker Chili is delicious and it’s an easy prep meal for cold winter evening meals.
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Slow Cooker Chili