Slow Cooker Ground Beef Chili

My wife has declared this our ‘go to’ easy slow cooker ground beef chili and I definitely have to agree. It could only be easier (but certainly not as yummy) if it came out of a can. The southwestern flavors have lots of time to really carry through every ingredient as the chili cooks in the slow cooker for a few hours. I don’t consider it to be a spicy chili even with the addition of spicy V-8 juice and a jalapeno. If you prefer a spicier version, use a hotter pepper and use hot chili powder instead.

Slow Cooker Ground Beef Chili

My wife prefers her slow cooker ground beef chili served over cooked elbow macaroni. The first time I ever heard of such a thing I made a face. Who does that? Well apparently, everyone in Indiana and the surrounding area. But I have to admit, I’m coming around to the idea. I’m ok with chili ladled over pasta as long as I can still top it with sour cream, green onions, and sometimes a little shredded cheese.

If you prefer a thicker chili leave out the tomato sauce, but don’t omit the V-8 juice. It really adds great flavors to the chili.

Also try my slow cooker Sloppy Joes.

Slow Cooker Ground Beef Chili
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Slow Cooker Ground Beef Chili

My wife has declared this our ‘go to’ easy slow cooker ground beef chili and I definitely have to agree. It could only be easier (but certainly not as yummy) if it came out of a can. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, chili, crockpot, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 225kcal
Author Mike

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Crumble the ground beef into a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook until almost done.
  • Add the onion and cook until the beef is done. Drain.
  • Add remaining ingredients except for garnishes to a large slow cooker and stir to combine.
  • Stir in the cooked beef and onion.
  • Cook on low for 5 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve with desired garnishes.

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.