Easy slow cooker chili. Not too spicy, not at all sweet, this is simple to assemble and cook. Feeds a crowd! Serve with shredded Cheddar and diced raw onions.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
8 hrs 5 mins
total:
8 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
6 quarts
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 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 in two batches in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper while browning. Drain and discard grease; transfer beef to a slow cooker.

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  • Add bell peppers and onion to the slow cooker. Add diced tomatoes and green chiles, tomato paste, chili powder, beef bouillon, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, oregano, cumin, hot sauce, salt, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Stir with a heavy spoon until well mixed. Pour in diced tomatoes and stir well. Add as much crushed tomatoes as you can fit into the slow cooker, keeping in mind it will expand a bit while cooking. Stir well.

  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on Low until flavors blend, 8 to 10 hours.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute 1 pound of bacon for 1 pound of the ground beef. Dice and cook until crispy, drain, and add to the pot.

If you have room and you want beans feel free to add 1 or 2 cans of black beans, drained.

Nutrition Facts

330 calories; protein 22.9g; carbohydrates 18.5g; fat 18.6g; cholesterol 69.6mg; sodium 1003mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2019
Two notes for anyone seeking to make this. First my 6 qt slow cooker was nowhere near large enough; I left out half the diced tomatoes and all of the crushed. If I do it again I would mix all in a very large bowl and then use two cookers. Second on tasting during cooking I found it very acid. Two tbsps of sugar helped out with that. Some folks might want more chili powder as well. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2019
I didn't make any changes but still found the tomato paste make it sweet. My husband thought it was too tomato-y. It's not likely to show up on my rotation again. But I was looking for a low carb version of chili and this was it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2019
Two notes for anyone seeking to make this. First my 6 qt slow cooker was nowhere near large enough; I left out half the diced tomatoes and all of the crushed. If I do it again I would mix all in a very large bowl and then use two cookers. Second on tasting during cooking I found it very acid. Two tbsps of sugar helped out with that. Some folks might want more chili powder as well. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2019
I didn't make any changes but still found the tomato paste make it sweet. My husband thought it was too tomato-y. It's not likely to show up on my rotation again. But I was looking for a low carb version of chili and this was it. Read More
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