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Busy Day Slow Cooker Chili Recipe
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Busy Day Slow Cooker Chili

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"This is a great chili recipe that can be made in a slow cooker for those busy days! I serve mine with sour cream, shredded cheese and onions. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs 5 mins

    6 hrs 15 mins


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Transfer beef to slow cooker.
  2. Stir kidney beans, diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, green bell pepper, green chile peppers, chili powder, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper into the ground beef.
  3. Cook on Low 5 1/2 to 7 1/2 hours. Stir corn into the chili and continue cooking 30 minutes more.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 28, 2014

I've made so many incarnations of this (including a hearty vegetarian version) and they have all been a success. I tend to add a lot of cumin and garlic, and I'll thicken it with flour if necessary. I'd also recommend adding pinto beans and whole plum tomatoes that you mash up when you stir. Very, very good and one of my all-time faves from AllRecipes...I made it every Sunday to take to work all week. Thank you!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 19, 2014

It smelled good, but I was a little disappointed. I felt that there was something missing. I think I'll add more chili powder and maybe some cayenne and cumin next time....

Jul 28, 2013

Loved it!! Did yard work all day and this was great to end it with!! I will definitely make this again.

Feb 23, 2014

I tried this recipe and it was a big hit with the man of the house. He loves his chili over rice and I grew up using Ritz crackers in mine. I didn't use the corn or chilis. I used Rotel tomatoes instead. Since making it the first time I have made it numerous times, but added my own touches. I still use the Rotel tomatoes, but have also added a 6 oz. can of tomato paste. I also use black beans instead of kidney beans. This chili has the perfect amount of heat. My children, who do not like chili, will not eat this, but that means it's just more for the adults.

Feb 21, 2014

Great easy recipe! I added some chili powder while browning the meat as well as cumin. My store didn't have the mexican stewed tomoatoes so I bought regular stewed tomatoes and diced tomatoes with zesty jalapeno in them, also added more cumin to the crockpot and a chopped onion. Boyfriend said it was probably the best chili he has ever had!! Definitely making it again, thank you!

Feb 12, 2014

This came out real nice. I left out the chilis, the Mexican tomatoes I found had them in there already. It's definitely got kick, so I would reduce the chili powder if you don't like too much heat.

Jan 25, 2014

The whole family loved this chili! It's the perfect amount of "spicyness". This recipe is a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

Dec 09, 2013

This was very easy and tasty. I didn't have 2 cans of Rotel, so I just used stewed tomatoes for one of the cans and it was still plenty spicy for our taste.


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  • Calories
  • 220 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.6 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 6.4 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 15 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 953 mg
  • 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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