This slow cooker chili is delicious and the perfect cold weather meal! It is still really cold here in Kansas so I am still serving up soup at my house. This meaty chili is a crowd pleaser. You will make it over and over again. My husband even admitted that my chili might be better than his chili recipe (and his was good). If you are serving a crowd make sure to double it! This chili recipe only makes enough for about four adults. If you are looking for more cold weather meals don’t forget to check out some of my favorite soup recipes! I love my Tomato Basil Soup, this Cheddar Corn Chowder recipe and my fave Wild Rice and Tomato Soup.
Slow Cooker Chili
2 lbs lean ground beef
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 onion chopped (save time by using one cup of frozen chopped onion)
1 - 28 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained (or 2 – 14.5 ounce cans)
1 - 16 oz can chili beans in sauce, undrained (use hot chili beans if you like it spicy)
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
In a large skillet, brown ground beef (I give the meat a sprinkle of salt and pepper), onions and garlic over medium heat until beef is cooked; drain. Place beef, onion, garlic and remaining ingredients In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
recipe adapted from Betty Crocker
If you like chili as much as my family you will want to make Cincinnati Chili or this quick and easy chili mac! I am a fan of fix it and forget it slow cooker recipes. You can save time with these yummy crock pot meals: Crock Pot Lasagna, Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese and I bet you didn’t know you can make Baked Potatoes in the Crockpot!