When I think of a good meal for a cold day, I think of a warm bowl of chili with my favorite toppings. This week the weather here in Louisiana has been ridiculously cold. In snowed in some parts and where we live we got lots of ice and our city was shut down.
Since it’s been really cold outside and we can’t leave the house, I made one of our winter favorites: Easy Slow Cooker Chili. This chili has so much flavor, it’s hearty, the perfect comfort food and a meal that my family loves.
I love cooking this chili in the slow cooker because it’s easy to make and the slow cooker does most of the work.
Slow Cooker Chili
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 yellow onions diced
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 6 garlic cloves chopped
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (14-ounce) can tomato sauce
- 2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 small can green chiles drained
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat and add the onions and bell pepper. Season with salt and cook until softened.
- Add the garlic, chili powder, and cumin, stir and cook for 1 minute. Add the ground beef and salt and cook until the beef is no longer pink.
- Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker, add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce & beans and stir to combine. Cover and cook until the chili thickens- about 8 hours on low or 6 hours on high.
- Stir in the green chiles. Taste and season with salt. Serve with cheese, red onion, and sour cream.
I’ve connected with some amazing bloggers to share some blogs featuring crockpot meals! Chili, soups, broths and more! Head to each of their blogs to check out what they are sharing.
Heather: Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga Tacos
Amy: Italian Chicken & Baby Potatoes in an Instant Pot
Michelle: Authentic Slow Cooker Barbacoa Tacos
Laila: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Sounds like a tasty meal for a cold day!
Sounds like a yummy meal for a cold wintery day!
That looks absolutely delicious. I love good chili, and I love it even more when it’s easy. I can’t wait to try this!
Loving the look of this recipe! My husband is a huge fan of chilli. We’ll have to give this recipe a go!
That looks very good! I love how easy it is to make it, as well. I’m always a fan of easy! LOL
Neely Moldovan says
Oh gosh this is so up my alley! We love to make chili and even better if its in the slow cooker!
Michelle | con limón, please says
Yum! I have all the ingredients! I’ll make it this weekend.
Chili is my absolute favorite on a cold day.
I love slow cooker chili. I make it as often as I can.
Jazmin Maybell says
Chili is a huge fave in our house and I always love trying new recipes! This one looks amazing!
Monica Simpson says
Crock pots can be such a life saver. This chili looks delicious!
Sonia Seivwright says
I like how the dish turns out. Yummy.
Slow cooker chili is the best. Super filling and comforting to come home to too.
I love chili in the slow cooker!
Angelica Sereda says
Chili is a staple in our house. It’s always a good idea. Love anything I can throw in the Crockpot!
I need this with the cold winter we’re having.
Lyanna Soria says
That chili dish is looking quite delicious! Slow cooker recipes are quite convenient especially when you have little time to prepare.
Emily Fata says
This sounds like it would be a really great recipe to try out myself, with Beyond Meat’s ground “beef”! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
Gervin Khan says
My husband will definitely love this, it looks really delicious and so easy to prepare. Thank you!
yudith napitupulu says
Looks yum -yum. I love chili and spicy. I would love to try your recipe.
This looks really good. I usually don’t eat chilly but it looks great
Wow slow cooker chili is my favorite! I most def. need to try out your version.
have not tried chili yet though we do make a kidney bean dish that is very similar
i will have to substitute the beef though with some vegetarian alternatives..
I have never actually made chili before! This sounds like an easy way to make it.
Emman Damian says
I love chili and I usually pair it with boiled potatoes. It looks so yummy! Thanks for the recipe. I will cook my version on weekends.
Heather Behrends says
Slow cooker chili is the BEST! I love being able to throw everything into the crock pot and let it go while the house smells amazing and dinner is ready for me!