Just an easy slow cooker chili recipe I came up with. Can be varied very easily with different ingredients. Serve with corn muffins and a simple tossed salad for an easy dinner.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
6 hrs 5 mins
total:
6 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, onion, and garlic in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Transfer beef mixture to a slow cooker.

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  • Stir pinto beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato soup into beef mixture.

  • Mix chili powder, sugar, Italian seasoning, garlic salt, and pepper together in a bowl; stir into beef mixture. Add beer.

  • Cook on Low, 6 to 8 hours.

Cook's Note:

Water can be substituted for the beer.

Any variety of beans can be substituted for the pinto beans.

Nutrition Facts

551 calories; protein 31.5g; carbohydrates 61g; fat 21.4g; cholesterol 69.6mg; sodium 2706mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2020
Yes easy and great tasting. Did not add the Italian seasoning though. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/24/2016
Pretty Easy Chili Haiku: "Love whole tomatoes! Squish'em with my hands, such fun! Subbed broth for the beer." My daughters loved dumping the measured ingredients into the crockpot, along with breaking up the tomatoes. I guess I've grown accustomed to using canned diced tomatoes in chilis that this was unexpected! Took cook's note and instead of water, used chicken broth for the beer. This was a pretty good chili, but alas, the Italian Seasoning was a bit much - next time around, I would halve if not quarter how much of it goes in. Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
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  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2016
Pretty Easy Chili Haiku: "Love whole tomatoes! Squish'em with my hands, such fun! Subbed broth for the beer." My daughters loved dumping the measured ingredients into the crockpot, along with breaking up the tomatoes. I guess I've grown accustomed to using canned diced tomatoes in chilis that this was unexpected! Took cook's note and instead of water, used chicken broth for the beer. This was a pretty good chili, but alas, the Italian Seasoning was a bit much - next time around, I would halve if not quarter how much of it goes in. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2016
I thought this was good, but next time I will reduce the Italian seasoning by half, as it somewhat overpowered the rest of flavors. I may also reduce the sugar by half as the chili was a little too sweet for my liking. My house sure did smell good when I got home from work, and it was nice to have dinner ready and waiting. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2020
Yes easy and great tasting. Did not add the Italian seasoning though. Read More
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