Crockpot Chili Recipe

Chili
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  • 8 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 10 servings
Ratings (4)

This Crockpot chili recipe is as tasty as it is easy to prepare. Ramen noodle cole slaw and cornbread make delicious accompaniments to this Crockpot chili recipe.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound ground beef (lean)
  • 1 medium yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 medium bell pepper (green or red pepper; or poblano pepper diced)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 can/28 ounces tomatoes (diced, with juices)
  • 1 can/14 ounces black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 can/14 ounces chili beans (undrained)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • Optional: 1/4 cup canned sliced jalapeno peppers
  • salt to taste (kosher)
  • black pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Drain and transfer beef to the slow cooker. Add the next 10 ingredients (through jalapeno peppers) to the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on high, 4-5 hours or low, 6-8 hours.
  4. Just before serving, taste and add salt and pepper, as needed. If chili appears too watery, remove 1/2 to 1 cup of the liquid, stir in 1 Tbsp. of cornstarch and return it to the slow cooker. Cook until thickened, about 15 minutes.

    Serve garnished with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and fresh cilantro.