Slow Cooker Chili

Spicy Slow Cooker Beef Chili

I found this recipe online, but made a few tweaks, which are reflected in the recipe below:

Tips:

1. Never drain and rinse your kidney beans before adding them to your chili, it takes away the flavor. Plus, you’ll need the added moisture in your slow cooker as chili cooks.

2. I pureed the onion, and cooked the beef until most of it was brown, leaving a little pink for the crock pot to cook off.

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 small yellow onions, pureed
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • 6 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 1/2 pounds 80% lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained

For serving:

  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Thinly sliced scallions
  • Sour cream
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onions, season with salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, chili powder, dash of cayenne pepper, and cumin, stir to coat the vegetables, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the ground beef and measured salt and cook, breaking the meat into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until the beef is no longer pink, about 7 minutes.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker, add the diced tomatoes and their juices, tomato sauce, and beans, and stir to combine. Cover and cook until the chili thickens and the flavors meld, about 8 hours on low or 6 hours on high.
  4. Stir in the green chiles. Taste and season with salt as needed, and serve with the cheese, scallions, and sour cream.
Advertisements

About Lowvee Cole

Bonsoir! I'm Lowvee Cole: musician, author, and closet chef. I've been making beats, telling tales, and vandalizing kitchens since Cindy Crawford's mole got its first editorial feature. Recently, I combined my fondness for storytelling and witchcraft to pen the first book in my five-part YA fantasy series, Boundless Magick. Now I can't seem to pry myself away from my keyboard without feeling that I've left a bit of my soul behind. When not composing music or penning the swarm of novel ideas buzzing around in my head, I enjoy reading, drawing, and glamping (glamor camping) with my husband and children. If you are a blogger, newspaper, or magazine interested in doing a feature on me, drop me a line. I would love to hear from you! View all posts by Lowvee Cole

You must be logged in to post a comment.

%d bloggers like this: