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Slow Cooker Chili

Slow Cooker Chili

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My mother gave me this one as an easy way to dump dinner in a pot and be done with it. It is a simple meal. Serve with crackers or cornbread.

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Original recipe yields 7 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 487 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 18.6 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.7g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 28.3 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 853 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, saute the ground beef for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned. Transfer to a slow cooker. Then add the onion, green bell peppers, beans and tomatoes to the slow cooker. Season with chili powder to taste. Cook on high setting for 4 hours, or until all vegetables are tender.
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My chili came out great but that was with some changes to this recipe...I only put in 3 cans of beans...i used a can of diced tomatoes and a small can of tomatoe paste instead of the suggested can of tomotoes. I used 3 times the chili powder and also added two hot peppers used only one green pepper and threw in some hot sauce and salt....otherwise it would have been to runny and too beany and too bland...4 hours was perfect cooking time in the slow cooker.


I really wish I would have read the other reviews prior to making this. The recipe 'as is' does not make a very good chili. It is very runny, not enough chili powder and has WAY too many beans in it. I think the changes suggested by the other reviewers would help a lot.

Syndi Valenzuela

Very good! I used about 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef and I only used three cans of kidney beans (it just seemed like a lot of beans)with one green pepper. Also, I added garlic powder, salt and pepper and used A LOT more chili powder than the recipe called for. I used about four tablespoons. It was a little watery so I added a small can of tomato paste! I thought it was a great recipe overall! I will make this agian without a doubt! Thank you!