Slow Cooker Lone Star State Chili

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Nothing beats a big pot (er…. slow cooker) of chili slow cooking all day long on a cold day. This slow cooker Lone Star State chili is pretty much your standard fantastic, beefy, yummy chili. With plenty of kick, of course. Do not fear adding more jalapenos – they do mellow a bit as the chili cooks throughout the day. This is a great, easy chili.

Slow Cooker Lone Star State Chili

Nice Chili With Nice Heat

For a nice twist on any recipe that uses canned diced tomatoes substitute fire-roasted diced tomatoes instead. They add so much more flavor than just ‘regular’ ole tomatoes. Specially to this slow cooker Lone Star State chili. If you’re lucky enough to live where there are good fresh tomatoes this time of year, put 3-4 onto the grill (or under the broiler) for a few minutes until they are nice and charred. Skin them, dice them and toss them into this chili for even more great tomato flavor.

Although it’s not a requirement, I prefer to brown any meats before I put them into the slow cooker. The browning adds color (of course) and a much better texture. And more flavor. In fact, I might just say it is a requirement!

Also try Roger Staubach’s chili-in-a-bag.

Slow Cooker Lone Star State Chili
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Slow Cooker Lone Star State Chili

This slow cooker Lone Star State chili is pretty much your standard fantastic, beefy, yummy chili. With plenty of kick, of course. Do not fear adding more jalapenos – they do mellow a bit as the chili cooks throughout the day.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, crockpot, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 520kcal
Author Mike

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Lightly brown the bacon and chuck in a large skillet.
  • Drain and transfer to a slow cooker set to low.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Stir and cook 8 hours or until beef is tender, stirring occasionally. Add water if the chili gets too thick.

Nutrition

Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 652mg | Potassium: 1045mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2869IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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