This slow cooker chili is a go-to recipe that I love so much I make it once a week!
I kind of feel bad that I haven’t shared this recipe sooner, as it’s literally one of my go-to, make every week recipes. But everything is okay now – here it is! Maybe it will be your go-to recipe too!? The main reason that I go back to this again and again is that it’s sooo easy, so filling, and and obviously delicious. I love it when it’s fresh out of the slow cooker and I love it leftover for lunches.
I like to cook ground beef in big batches and freeze it, so that when it’s time to make chili, I just throw it in the slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients and let it simmer!
The flavors are awesome with this and it is fun to add your favorite toppings, but it’s so good on it’s own that sometimes I skip the cheese and just eat the chili straight up! That’s when you know it’s real love.
Also, if you want to make this more healthy you can swap out the ground beef for ground turkey and then it’s a pretty clean dish! I am not kidding when I tell you I make a big batch of this when I want to lose a few pounds and just eat this for lunch instead of, you know, carbs with cheese and IT TOTALLY WORKS. No, I’m not claiming it’s some miracle fat-burning chili. It’s just that replacing another meal with a super low-carb one that also fills you up and tastes amazing – it’s a no brainer!
I hope you’ll try this one. I really can’t give it enough rave reviews.
- 2 lbs ground beef or ground turkey
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 can tomato sauce 14 oz
- 1 can Rotel
- 2 Tablespoons chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 can red kidney beans drained and rinsed
- 1 can pinto beans drained and rinsed
- sour cream
- diced avocado
- green onion
- shredded cheese
Brown ground beef with minced garlic over medium heat.
Add browned ground beef to slow cooker, then stir in tomato sauce, rotel, chili powder, garlic, cumin and salt. Cover with lid and let simmer on low heat for 3 hours.
Stir in beans. Cover again and simmer for 20 more minutes.
Serve with your favorite toppings! We love to add fritos, cheddar cheese, green onions and ripe avocado. YUM!
If you like this you should also check out these easy dinner ideas:
By the way, did you know it’s National Chili Day!? I love food holidays. Here are a few other chili and soup recipes we’ve shared before:
And here are some more chili recipes from my friends that look DELICIOUS!
Pork Verde Chili – The Baker Upstairs
Cornbread Waffles & Chili – Tastes Better from Scratch
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili – My Mommy Style
Jalapeño Popper Turkey Chili – Premeditated Leftovers
Instant Pot Chicken Chili – Ashlee Marie
Homemade 3 Bean Vegetarian Chili – An Italian in my Kitchen
Taco Chili – Simply Stacie
Easy Chicken Enchilada Chili – Creation by Kara
Sweet Potato Chili – Namely Marley
Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili – Real Mom Kitchen
Creamy White Chicken Chili – Crumb
Instant Pot Chili – Savory Experiments
Instant Pot Turkey Lentil Chili – 365 Days of Slow Cooking + Pressure Cooking
Award Winning Crockpot Chili – Heather Likes Food
Instant Pot Lentil Bean Chili – Supergolden Bakes
Wow, there are so many good ones to try! I hope you all have a fabulous National Chili Day!