Slow Cooker Chili


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Slow Cooker Chili

Servings 8


  • 2 pounds ground beef at least 85% lean
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes drained
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 15.5 ounce cans kidney beans
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin


  • 2 tablespoons chopped chipotles in adobo (from can of chipotles in adobo sauce)


  • In slow cooker, combine meat and spices, gently breaking meat into clumps.
  • Add onion, garlic and chopped chipotles (if using). Top with beans and tomatoes.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low 8-10 hours.
  • Remove lid and stir to distribute all ingredients and break up any large clumps of meat.
  • Taste and add more salt, pepper or chili powder if needed. Keep warm until serving.


Nutrition information: 300 calories; 7.2g fat; 434mg sodium; 21.2g carbohydrates; 37g protein. Adapted from BuzzFeed.