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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Crock-Pot Chili

This week for Comfort Food Feast, FN Dish had us create a delicious chili recipe in honor of the big football game this coming Sunday!  However, chili is not just for football, but for any day! Chili is just such a perfect comfort meal.  It is easy to make, makes your house smell warm and delicious, and it makes plenty of leftovers!

Now, I have a recipe for my chili that you can find here.  The recipe that I used for this post is exactly the same as my traditional chili recipe, the only difference being the crock-pot.  So, if you are looking to cook the chili a little faster (in under 2 hours), then use the link to my older post for the details on how to prep that chili.  However, I will still provide the recipe for the slow cooker version here, but I promise, it is exactly the same!  I just love to use my slow cooker when I have time on the weekends because it allows the flavors to meld together for longer and makes the whole house smell so darn good!

Crock-Pot Chili (Same recipe as the Sweet & Spicy Chili)

-1 medium onion, chopped
-1 green bell pepper, chopped
-2 teaspoons minced garlic
-2 pounds ground beef
-2 19 ounce cans of dark red kidney beans, strained and rinsed
-1 cup beef broth
-1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
-1 12 ounce bottle Heinz chili sauce
-1 tablespoon cumin
-1 teaspoon chili powder (add more for more spice)
-Extra virgin olive oil (about a tablespoon)
-Salt and pepper to taste
-Sour cream and shredded cheese (optional for topping)

Throw all of the ingredients into a crock-pot, and set your timer to 4, 6, 8, or 10 hours (or however long your crock-pot allows for).  I usually let my crock-pot go for 6-8 hours.  I have a programmable crock pot that I love! If you are looking for one or looking to upgrade, I highly recommend this crock pot:

Then, grab a spoon and dig in! Enjoy!

Below are the other Bloggers who participated this week:
Jeanette's Healthy Living: Crock Pot Cincinnati Chicken Chili
The Heritage Cook: Gluten-Free Green Chile and Chicken Taco Bowls
The Cultural Dish: Crock-Pot Chili
Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Healthy Chicken Chili With Barley
What's Gaby Cooking: Smoky Chipotle Chicken Chili
Feed Me Phoebe: Chicken and White Bean Chili
Dishin & Dishes: Lean Mean Game-Day Chili
The Lemon Bowl: Beef Chili With Black Beans
Devour: 4 Twists on Chili for the Super Bowl
Thursday Night Dinner: 3 Most Favorite Chili Recipes
Mooshu Jenne: Pinto Bean Chili
FN Dish: 7 Chili Recipes for the Big Game Pin It


  1. This definitely looks like a delicious chili! Perfect for a super bowl part, thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Valley Chow

    1. I am not a huge fan of really spicy chili, so I keep the spice down on mine... but it is definitely great since it makes a lot! :)

  2. I never cook stuff like this in the crock pot. Will have to try this recipe!

    1. I never used to us emy crock pot for this, but now I am obsessed! Let me know if you end up trying it!

  3. The wind is howling outside...perfect chili weather! I will cook up a batch this weekend...maybe even in the crock pot :)

  4. Perfect . Makes just the right amount and tastes great!