Crock Pot Chili

I’m back from California! It was so much fun! We went to Disneyland, then we drove down to San Diego and went to the zoo and the beach. Either way, I made this chili before we left because I had to work late (again). I just let this simmer all day and it was absolutely delicious! And the next night we made chili dogs with the leftovers. Recipe after the jump!

Crock Pot Chili
Round up everything you’ll need.

Crock Pot Chili
Brown the ground beef.

Crock Pot Chili
While it’s cooking, dice your jalapeno pepper, green pepper, and onion.

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Then toss it all in the ground beef and cook for a few minutes.

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Then add the spices.

Crock Pot Chili
Add the canned ingredients to the crock pot (save one can of beans to put on top of the beef).

Crock Pot Chili
Then add the ground beef and the last can of beans. Cook on low for about 7 hours.

Crock Pot Chili
Boom! Chili is done.

Crock Pot Chili
Then the next day you can make chili dogs! Just cook up some hot dogs and add cheese and chopped onions (thanks for the inspiration, Noble Pig).

Crock Pot Chili

Crock Pot Chili
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Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • garlic powder to taste
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (more or less depending on how hot you want it)
  • 2 cans (approx. 16 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (16 ounces) tomato puree (I used a tiny can of tomato paste because I didn't have puree)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans
  • 2 cans (approx. 16 ounces each) chili beans
  1. Brown ground beef. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Saute chopped onion, jalapeno pepper, and green pepper the same pan that you cooked the meat in.
  3. Mix the beef, onion, jalapeno, and green pepper together in the pan. Add the spices and simmer.
  4. Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, and beans to the crock pot, then cover with the meat. Mix everything up.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours. Serve with cheese and sour cream.


9 Responses

  1. As soon as it dips below triple digits I will make this one – We love chili in this house as in the winter it is a staple in the fridge – the best comfort food around paired with some cornbread we are in food heaven.

  2. noble pig says:

    Yeah, your dogs look great!

  3. Megan says:

    Where do you buy the crockpot liners? I’m going to make this chili! yummy

  4. thecrepesofwrath says:

    I get them at Target and I think they’re Reynold’s brand.

  5. Wow. That chili on that dog sure looks scrumptious. Gawd.

  6. jacquie says:

    no cumin??? gotta have it.

  7. Eric says:

    I always wondered if using the crockpot for a recipe like this REALLY makes that much of a difference over just adding everything to the pan you cook the beef in and let it simmer for an hour. Have you ever tried it that way? For me having to dirty the pan to brown the beef takes away from some of the convenience of the crockpot. Came across your site from stumbleupon and I love it. I have been going thru the site and saving recipes for hours while watching my Yankees.

    • Sydney says:

      Eric: I think it adds depth of flavor, but you really don’t have to do it (I usually don’t for the same reasons you’ve mentioned). Thanks for stopping by and Go Yankees! :)

  8. Jeff says:

    Suggestion: put the cheese and sour cream in the ingredients list (and notate it’s optional). I shopped and got everything on the list only to find out later cheers and sour cream were needed (optional). I know….read the whole recipe stupid. Just thought it might help rookies like me. Also, do you drain the kidney and chili beans? It didn’t say, so I dumped the beans and juice in. Tasted great to me!

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