Saturday, October 22, 2011

Slow Cooked Chili

Fall equals crisp evenings, colorful leaves, and football. And what's better than watching football on a nice crisp evening with a bowl of chili? I made this chili a few weeks ago and invited some friends over to watch a BYU football game. Thank you for this great recipe! I made it in the morning and stirred it occasionally during the day. When game-time came around it was ready. The aroma was mouth-watering..seriously our house smelled divine. This hearty chili is very simply to make so get your crock pots ready, it's chili time.


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Frito Chips

  • This chili can serve up to 10 people and can easily be chopped in half if you need to. Start with browning the meat. Place your ground beef in a pan of heated olive oil. Cook until brown all the way through. Here's the deal, I usually buy lean ground beef but for chili and burgers you really want to get a fattier selection. The reason is the flavor and juicyness. You really want a chili that is hearty and full of flavor. So give in every once in awhile and get a good meat for this recipe. With that said, don't forget to drain the excess grease when the meat is fully browned.

Chop the onions and peppers as well as mince the garlic. Set aside.
 In your crock pot/ slow cooker add everything except the cheese and fritos. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours (or high for 4 hours). Stirring occasionally.

An hour before you're ready to eat taste and season with salt and pepper. Also, feel free to add garlic powder and chili powder for taste to.  I chose an hour because I want those spices to really get infused with the sauce but you don't want it to settle too much or it may get to salty.

Soo good! I should've taken the picture when the cheese was melty and gooey but I couldn't wait to eat it. I  really enjoyed this recipe. It's simple to make and incredible to eat. Enjoy!