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easy slow cooker chili

Easy Slow Cooker Chili


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

A classic, easy slow cooker chili recipe that’s done in 3 steps. Full of flavor and sure to be a family favorite.


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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Cook the onion: In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the onion and saute for 3 – 4 minutes, until tender. 
  2. Brown the beef: Add the ground beef to the skillet with the onion and cook for 5 – 7 minutes, until browned. Drain any excess grease.
  3. Add to crockpot & cook: Add all ingredients, including the cooked onion and beef, to a slow cooker. Stir well to mix. Cover and cook on low for 5 – 6 hours or high for 3 – 4 hours, stirring occasionally. 

Notes

  • Recommended crockpot size: 6 quarts
  • To make it spicy: add 1/8 – 1/4 of cayenne pepper 
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American