Loaded Slow Cooker Chili

Loaded Slow Cooker Chili
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Loaded with delicious peppers, onion, beans and ground beef, this chili recipe is amazing!  A fantastic dinner idea for any night of the week!

Loaded with delicious peppers, onion, beans and ground beef, this chili recipe is amazing!  A fantastic dinner idea for any night of the week!

A month or so ago, I pulled out my slow cooker and quickly discovered that there was a huge crack going all the way through the ceramic dish.  Immediately I became miffed at my husband thinking he broke it when washing it…I then realized that I was the last one to wash it, so it was likely me who broke it.  (Yeah….ummm, I didn’t say anything.)  There was really no salvaging or fixing the ceramic – the crack was  huge and it went all the way through the stone, and wouldn’t hold any liquid thus deeming it useless, and a safety issue.

Loaded with delicious peppers, onion, beans and ground beef, this chili recipe is amazing!  A fantastic dinner idea for any night of the week!

 

To the internet I went doing research on slow cookers.  I use it at least once a week, and 12 months a year.  It is definitely the hardest working small appliance in our kitchen, and saves me countless hours in meal preparation.  So, in choosing a new slow cooker, I knew it had to be durable (no more ceramic inserts that will break in the sink!), programmable, and at least 6 qts – big enough to handle a good sized roast or ribs.  I finally settled on the 7qt. Cuisinart 4-in-1 Multicooker.  It arrived last week, and I LOVE it!

Within just a couple days, I knew exactly what I was going to make in my brand-spankin’-new slow cooker: Chili!!  And since it fell on the first day of NFL football season, it couldn’t have been more perfect.  I love making Chili in a slow cooker, in fact, I prefer it.  It is one of those dishes that makes a slow-cooker so well loved – you simply throw in your ingredients, turn it on, and let your house smell amazing.  When dinner time rolls around, it is ready to go!  It really doesn’t get much better than that.

Loaded Slow Cooker Chili by Delightful EMade.com

My Chili probably isn’t much different that most others, but, I really prefer mine over any other Chili I’ve had.  I throw in lots of veggies, including green and red peppers, onions, beans and plenty of toppings.  That’s why I call it “Loaded.”   I also like it a little more “brothy” than the standard chili.  To me, a chili that has the consistency of sloppy joes, is too thick, and not really a soup.

This chili is really great for a game day gathering, tailgating, or just a simple, yet filling weeknight meal.  Here’s how easy this chili it to put together:

Yields 8

Loaded Slow Cooker Chili

This easy-to-make slow cooker chili is loaded with peppers, onions, beans,and so much more! A healthy, easy delicious meal any night of the week!

20 minPrep Time

3 hrCook Time

3 hr, 20 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef, browned and drained of grease
  • 2 (14.5 oz.) cans, diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large orange or yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large (or two small) yellow onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (1.25 oz.) packets, McCormick Chili Seasoning**
  • (optional) 1 c. water (to make it a bit brothy, otherwise omit water for a thicker consistency)

Instructions

  1. Easy!! Brown and drain ground beef of any excess grease. Add to the slow cooker. Add the tomatoes, rinsed beans, chopped peppers, chopped onions, minced garlic and the seasoning. Stir to combine ingredients.
  2. To cook, set slow cooker on low for 6 hrs, or on high for 3 hours. Stir occasionally if needed.
Cuisine: Mexican/American | Recipe Type: Main Dish
6.8
http://delightfulemade.com/2013/09/09/loaded-slow-cooker-chili/

I’ve come to find that these seasoning packets make Chili pretty fool proof.  I’ve tried lots of variations of different spices, but have come to the conclusion that the seasoning packets have just the right combination.  McCormick’s brand also has no MSG, which is a bonus.

Once the chili is ready to serve, add your favorite toppings.  Here are some ideas to top your chili:

  • Green Onions (scallions)
  • Sliced Jalepenos
  • Shredded Mexican Blend cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Tortilla Chips – great for dipping and scooping!

What are your favorite toppings for Chili?  I would love to hear about how you make this spicy soup.  Do you serve it over noodles (Cincinnati Style)?  Do you add brown sugar like my brother, Jared?  I’ve come to the conclusion that the chili you make and enjoy must fit your personality.  How spicy are you?

Enjoy!

Erin

 

Loaded with delicious peppers, onion, beans and ground beef, this chili recipe is amazing!  A fantastic dinner idea for any night of the week!

 

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Comments

  1. Rachel says:

    Yay Chili and crockpot recommendation Awesome. I love my crock pot too , although I am now planning it’s demise.(When’s the cookbook coming out ; ) )

    • [email protected] says:

      Rach, you’re hilarious! Are you planning your crock pots demise so you can get a new one? I have to say the new Cuisinart is great – on the pricy side, but I wanted to get something that would last me a long time. Miss you lots! xoxo

  2. I’ve been looking to get a new slow cooker. While mine has been working good for a few years now, I really want to get a programmable one. I’ll have to look into the one your purchased. Thanks for the mention of it. And great chili recipe. I wish I had a bowl right now!

  3. My slow cooker is one of my favorite appliances!! I use it all the time. I’m always looking to try a new chili recipe. This one is on my list!! Thank you so much for linking up to Wake up Wednesdays! This recipe is pinned!!

    • [email protected] says:

      My pleasure, Meghan! Let me know how you like the chili – its super easy and great any night of the week. Thanks so much!

  4. Mmmm your chili sounds DELICIOUS!!! Looks like a wonderful dinner! 🙂

  5. This looks great! I love Chili!
    I would love for you to come link up with me today and share this!!
    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

  6. How did you know that I have been craving chili all week?! This recipes looks great and I can’t wait to give it a try! Thank you for sharing this with the Less Laundry, More Linking party.

  7. Pinning this I love a good slow cooker recipe! Nice to find your blog.

    • [email protected] says:

      Thanks so much for visiting, Theresa! Enjoy!

  8. Mmm, I love a good chili recipe & this sounds delish! I don’t use my crockpot that often, but I’d still be upset if it cracked! I’ll make sure to be extra careful when I wash it! Stopping by from the Weekend Retreat party 🙂

  9. I love me a good chili! And this one is calling my name 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us at #Foodie Fridays! You have been pinned!

  10. Great post! We will be linking to this great article
    on our site. Keep up the good writing.

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