This is a recipe for SUPER easy slow cooker chili. The name says it all, this is the easiest slow cooker chili recipe you’ll ever make. Seriously, it’s a set it and forget it recipe.
It’s that time. One magical leaf might be on the ground and we are still in the high 70’s in Philadelphia but YUP. It’s coming…FALL!
Chili is a staple in our house the second even the smallest sign of fall is here. I also love chili because it’s so versatile and you can’t mess it up. Keep what you love and eliminate what you don’t like!
Here are the main ingredients in this classic chili.
Canned diced tomatoes
Chili Seasoning or make your own
The best Slow Cooker or Crock Pot
There are endless things you can make in a slow cooker. This chili recipe being one! You don’t have to have a fancy slow cooker.
This slowcooker that I have works super awesome. It’s also called a Crock Pot. A slowcooker is a kitchen appliance that cooks things slowly on low heat. It’s great for meats, soups and stews! A slowcooker is a MUST HAVE for any kitchen. This is the one that I use here.
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What else can I put in chili?
I like to take a use-what-you-have-on-hand approach. If you have chili seasoning, diced tomatoes and a can of beans, you’re in business. You can add in or substitute any of the following
make it meatless!
ground chicken or pork
baked beans (yes make it smoky!)
spicy peppers for more heat such as jalapeño
What can I garnish chili with?
tortilla chips or tortilla strips
There is nothing better than a warm bowl of hearty Chili. This chili is super easy to make by using your slow cooker. Here I use a classic chili with ground beef but you can also make it meatless!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 can cannellini beans
- 2 14oz cans of diced tomatoes
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- shredded cheddar cheese for garnish
- green onions sliced for garnish
- sour cream for garnish
- Start with a clean slow cooker or crock pot set to low.
- The the slow cooker place all of the main ingredients: beef, tomatoes, beans, spices, pepper and onion.
- Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Check your slow cooker at 4 to ensure nothing is burning, every slow cooker is a little different.
- Serve in bowls and top with green onions, cheddar cheese and sour cream!
Ensure you check your slow cooker after 3-4 hours every slow cooker is a bit different. Once your beef is browned the chili should be ready. You can then reduce to warm.
You can also cook on high and have chili ready in about 3 hours.
It’s pretty easy to make substitutions in chili. You can use another ground meat such as chicken or pork. You can also make a meatless chili but using an additional variety of beans or adding crispy tofu on top at the end.
3-4 hours on low or 6-8 hours on high.
Chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.