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Hearty Slow Cooker Chili Recipe
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Hearty Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

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When it’s time to build my zesty chili, I combine everything the night before. In the morning, I load the slow cooker and let it do the work. —Molly Butt, Granville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked rice or pasta
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and sliced green onions

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without rice and toppings) equals 278 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 863 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add green pepper, onion and garlic; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In same skillet, add beef half at a time; cook over medium-high heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to slow cooker.
  3. Stir tomatoes, tomato sauce, chilies, parsley and seasonings into beef mixture. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours to allow flavors to blend. Serve with rice and toppings as desired.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled chili in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water or broth if necessary.
    Yield: 10 servings (2-3/4 quarts).
Originally published as Hearty Slow Cooker Chili in TasteofHome.com 2016


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