Hearty Slow Cooker Chili
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This Hearty Slow Cooker Chili is the epitome of comfort food, perfect for chilly evenings and gatherings with loved ones. Picture the aroma of simmering spices and tender chunks of beef filling your home, making everyone’s mouths water in anticipation.
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cans (14 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can (16 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional for extra heat)
- In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned. Drain excess fat.
- Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the onions are translucent.
- Transfer the cooked beef mixture to the slow cooker.
- Add the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, tomato sauce, chili powder, ground cumin, salt, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using) to the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, allowing the flavors to meld and the chili to thicken.
- Serve the hearty slow cooker chili hot, garnished with your favorite toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, and chopped fresh cilantro.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
This Hearty Slow Cooker Chili is a comforting and flavorful meal that’s easy to make and perfect for a cozy night in.
Nutritional information per serving:
- Calories: 380
- Total Fat: 18g
- Saturated Fat: 7g
- Cholesterol: 80mg
- Sodium: 920mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 27g
- Dietary Fiber: 8g
- Sugars: 5g
- Protein: 28g
Make this Hearty Slow Cooker Chili for your next gathering, and watch it disappear as everyone indulges in this soul-warming, delicious dish.