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Pretty Easy Chili


"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."
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6 h 20 m servings 551 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. 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.
  2. Stir pinto beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato soup into beef mixture.
  3. Mix chili powder, sugar, Italian seasoning, garlic salt, and pepper together in a bowl; stir into beef mixture. Add beer.
  4. 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.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 551 calories; 21.4 g fat; 61 g carbohydrates; 31.5 g protein; 70 mg cholesterol; 2706 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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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 br...

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 ...