Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Slow Cooker Chili

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Chili is one of those dishes where you really can't go wrong. I've tried a few different recipes and I put this one together based on what I found out I liked the most. Plus, it's all done in my slow cooker so I can put it all in before I leave for work and come home to a delicious smelling house! But don't fret...even if you don't have a slow cooker you can simmer it on your stove top in a regular saucepan. Whew! 

(But don't leave that one on while you're at work. That could be bad news.)

I used dark red Kidney beans in mine, but you can definitely use light red or a different bean altogether. You can even leave them out if you really want to. Top this with cheddar cheese or have a little cornbread on the side. Or my favorite, some corn chip scoops. Although this is a typical winter meal, I love to make it during a summer bbq. Chili dog anyone? There are so many options. What's your favorite chili dish?

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 (29 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans dark red kidney beans
  • 1 1/2 cups onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
Optional garnishes
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Corn bread
  • Corn chips
Brown meat in skillet until cooked through. Once cooked, drain and add to slow cooker.  Add remaining ingredients. Stir until combined.

Cook on high 4-5 hours or low 8-10 hours. 

Serve with cheddar cheese, sour cream, and corn bread or corn chips. Enjoy!!

Source: SK Original

1 comment:

  1. Amy, thanks for the follow - following you back! I love slow cooker recipes as I don't use my slow cooker nearly enough. I still have the same one I got for a wedding present 29 years ago, lol! You have a nice blog here, I'm going to go check out your other recipes. Have a great day!


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