Sadly, the Ravens football season has come and gone, and as of today Tony’s Redskins season is over too. Nothing goes better with football (or sorrow) than a delicious pot of chili.
I never cook in my crock pot without using a Reynolds Slow Cooker Liner. All of the deliciousness of a crockpot meal, without the soaking and scrubbing.
Brown the meats with onion and garlic and a little olive oil. I used a pound of ground beef and a pound of ground pork, but you can use all meat, or even try ground turkey!
Drain any grease and transfer meat to the slow cooker. Add in the rest of the ingredients followed by a quick stir. Then set it and forget it! If you like a little spice I suggest adding some chili pepper flakes and our favorite – Sriracha!
Slow Cooker Chili
Yield: 8 – 10 Servings
Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 3-4 hours on High, 6-8 hours on Low
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 pound lean ground pork
- 1 medium red or yellow onion, diced
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1-2 chipotle chili in adobo sauce, chopped *
- 1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained **
- 1 (15 ounce) can light red kidney beans, rinsed and drained **
- 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
- 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles
- 1 cup beef broth
- 2 Tablespoons chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Optional toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream or your favorite chili toppings!
Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat.Add the ground meats, onion and garlic and cook for about 7-10 minutes or until the beef is completely browned, crumbling the beef as it cooks.
Drain the fat/grease. (Optional: Line slow cooker with a Reynolds Slow Cooker Liner). Transfer the meats into the slow cooker.
Add the remaining ingredients, and stir to combine.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours. Season with additional salt and pepper or if needed. Serve warm, with toppings of your choice.
* For additional smokiness add additional chipotle peppers. I used two peppers, without adding the Adobo Sauce.
** Use your favorite beans – substitute black beans, pinto beans.
Recipe Adapted from Gimme Some Oven – Thanks Ali!