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Slow Cooker Chili

Slow Cooker Chili

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This Homemade Slow Cooker Chili is the perfect dinner for cool fall nights.

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Last week, with the onset of Fall, I just had to make some Homemade Chili in the slow cooker.

First, I chop my Onion, Garlic, Mushrooms, and Jalapeno, and add them to a saute pan to cook.

Feel free to add a dab of butter to get them going.

I saute them until the onions are clear.

Meanwhile, I am browning the ground beef and sausage in another skillet.

I crumble them together, and when they are done, you can’t tell what’s what.

While that’s all cooking, I add ALL of the cans into my slow cooker.

I have a large slow cooker (for those who asked, it’s a Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6 Qt, I included a link to it here and at the bottom of the post.

I’ve had it for several years, it was a Christmas Gift), and this fills it to the brim.

The best thing about this, is you can tweak it to your preferences.

Like it thicker, use larger cans of paste (I use the small ones) or add an extra small can.

Likewise, you can omit one of the cans of sauce if it’s too much.

Same with the beans.

I use two of each, but you could just as easily reduce or increase that number, according to your preferences.

The first night I serve it, we’ll usually eat it straight, sometimes over corn chips or rice, with chili on top, and maybe some Homemade Cornbread on the side.

A day or so later, we’ll have Chili Dogs for dinner 🙂

Because this makes so much, I freeze the leftovers in my Rubbermaid Containers, and I can usually get 2 additional meals out of it.

During the fall/winter, we typically have this twice a month, so it’s pretty economical when you consider I get 4 dinners for 5 people out of each batch!

 

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Yield: 8

Slow Cooker Chili

Slow Cooker Homemade Chili
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • One Medium Onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3 mushrooms chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb breakfast sausage we prefer maple
  • 2 cans Chili Tomato Sauce
  • 2 cans Tomato Sauce
  • 2 cans Tomato Paste basil, oregano preferred
  • 2 cans chili beans
  • 2 cans light kidney beans drained
  • 2 cans dark kidney beans drained
  • 1 can Rotel
  • Dash of Worcestershire Sauce

Instructions

Chop Onion, Garlic, Mushrooms, and Jalapeno

Add them to a saute pan to cook

Brown Ground Beef & Sausage together in a skillet

Pour beans, tomato sauce, tomato paste, rotel, and dash of worcestershire into Slow Cooker

Add Vegetables and Meat Mixture to Slow Cooker

Set Slow Cooker on Low and let it cook for 6-8 hours.

Serve with crackers, or over rice.

Top with cheese, if preferred.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 761Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 2430mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 13gSugar: 20gProtein: 51g

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michelle oakley warner

Wednesday 13th of March 2013

my kids would so love this

Lori Thomas

Saturday 9th of March 2013

We love Chili, have it a few times a month during the winter season

Sarah L

Monday 12th of November 2012

This recipe looks very good to me. Brown, toss together, simmer and poof! there's dinner for 20.

Debbie ritenour

Sunday 7th of October 2012

Any kind of soup is a hit for the fall time but I am doing apple sauce right now! I found alot of recipes for cassarole thats goes in the slow cooker and I want to try it this fall!

angie lilly

Sunday 7th of October 2012

Made a vegan version of this, it was amazing.

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