Easy Slow Cooker Chili Recipe
Easy Slow Cooker Chili Recipe is spicy, thick & rich filled with ground beef and beans and packs a spicy punch.
This chili is so good and so easy to make. Just brown your ground beef in the morning, pop everything into a slow cooker and set-it and forget-it.
You’ll have a delicious dinner ready when you get home from work.
Topped with cheese, sour cream, and avocado slices, this makes the perfect hearty meal or make a batch to top hot dogs at your next barbecue.
Serve with cornbread.
Easy Slow Cooker Chili
To Make the Chili
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 2 medium green bell peppers - chopped
- 2 small yellow onions - chopped
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 15 oz red kidney beans - drained (1) 15 oz can
- 15 oz black beans - drained (1) 15 oz can
- 1/2 - 2/3 cup spice mix - uses spice mix to taste, note for spice mix recipe
- 30 oz tomato sauce - 2 15 oz cans
- 20 oz. diced tomatoes with green chilies - (2) 10 oz cans
- 1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 T brown sugar
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup diced red onion
- 2 avocados - sliced
- 1 cup sour cream - optional
- In a large sauté pan add olive oil heat over med-high heat.
- Once hot add bell pepper and onions just softened.
- Add ground beef. Season with salt and pepper. Brown, stirring occasionally until beef is no longer pink.
- Drain excess fat well.
- Transfer beef mixture into the slow cooker.
- Add beans, chili spice mix, brown sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes with green chilies to beef mixture.
- Stir to combine.
- Cook covered for 7-8 hours on high or 4-5 hours on low. Put everything together before you leave for work and it will be perfect when you get home 9-10 hours later, cooked on low.
- Transfer to serving bowls and top with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, avocado slices, and diced red onion.
- Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread.
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