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Slow-Cooker Bacon Chili

slow-cooker bacon chili Entree
Slow-Cooker Bacon Chili
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6

Bacon makes everything better. This easy chili combines beef, bacon and beans for a hearty slow-cooker dinner that’s sure to fill you up! MORE+ LESS-

September 19, 2017

Ingredients

Chili

1
lb bacon, chopped
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
cup chopped onions
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained
1
can (19 oz) Progresso™ red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1
cup Cascadian Farm™ frozen organic sweet corn
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons chili powder

Toppings, as desired

Sour cream
Shredded Cheddar cheese
Chopped onion
Chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon 12 to 14 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crispy. Drain on paper towels. Reserve 1/4 cup; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Add remaining bacon to slow cooker.
  • 3
    Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Add beef, bell pepper, onion and garlic. Increase heat to medium-high. Cook 6 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 4
    Add beef mixture to slow cooker; stir in remaining chili ingredients. Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 to 4 hours or on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours. Serve with reserved bacon and Toppings.

Expert Tips

  • Black or pinto beans can be substituted for the kidney beans.
  • If you like a little more heat in your chili, add 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) along with the chili powder.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
25%
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
1190mg
50%
Potassium
460mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
7g
30%
Sugars
5g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%
50%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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