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Easy Crock-Pot Chili

Lover of all countertop cooking like slow & instant cooking. Sometimes in many ready-to-freeze batches. Adding more recipes. Soon.

Don't let the cheese and sour cream fool you. This chili has a nice zing to it.

Serving suggestion:  A couple slices of crusty italian bread and a side salad make a complete and hearty  meal with this chili recipe.

Serving suggestion: A couple slices of crusty italian bread and a side salad make a complete and hearty meal with this chili recipe.

Delicious and Easy Slow Cooker Chili

I have been making a version of this chili con carne for a really long time. Unfortunately for my kids' education, I had never recorded out how much of the spices I use. But now I have it figured out, and it works better than I originally thought.

To my ladies . . . Finally, here's the recipe you have been asking for.

Love, Mom.

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Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

5 hours

5 hours 15 min

6 medium bowls

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. hamburger
  • 2 (14.5 oz.) cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (15.5 oz.) can dark red kidney beans
  • 1 (15.5 oz.) can light red kidney beans, or a second can of dark red beans
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cumin

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into crock pot except burger. Stir and set cooker temp on "Low."
  2. Preheat pan and sear burger, breaking into smaller pieces, until done. Add to pot.
  3. Stir occasionally for 5 hours to maximize flavors. Fini!
Don't let the cheese and sour cream fool you ... this chili has plenty of zing. A couple slices of crusty italian bread and a side salad make a complete and hearty meal.

Don't let the cheese and sour cream fool you ... this chili has plenty of zing. A couple slices of crusty italian bread and a side salad make a complete and hearty meal.

Cooking Options

* Add onions and peppers to pan before browning burger.

* Skip the beans and add more burger for Texas-style Chili.

* Use ground chicken or turkey instead of burger. Adjust spices as needed.

Need Dinner for Two? It's Easy to Split the Recipe!

Use 1 can each of tomatoes and beans, 1/2 tsp of garlic, onion, chili powder and 1/4 tsp of red pepper, and 1/2 lb. of burger. Yum!

Use 1 can each of tomatoes and beans, 1/2 tsp of garlic, onion, chili powder and 1/4 tsp of red pepper, and 1/2 lb. of burger. Yum!

I like chili with more cheese and sour cream.  Yum, but contrary to what Oprah says, no bread.

I like chili with more cheese and sour cream. Yum, but contrary to what Oprah says, no bread.

© 2016 Beth Webster-Duerr

Any suggestions or comments to share?

RJ on January 04, 2018:

Super simple and delicious. Thanks

peachy from Home Sweet Home on April 09, 2016:

Crock pot chiili is different from our local