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Slow-Cooker Family-Favorite Chili

slow-cooker family-favorite chili Entree
Slow-Cooker Family-Favorite Chili
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 6 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

With just twenty minutes of prep time in the morning, you can set yourself up to come home to the inviting fragrance—not to mention flavor—of home-cooked crockpot chili. The slow-cooking perfectly combines the beef, beans and tomatoes for hearty, satisfying bowls of warm chili goodness.

Updated June 14, 2019

Ingredients

  • 2
    lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1
    large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2
    cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1
    can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes
  • 1
    can (16 oz) chili beans in sauce, undrained
  • 1
    can (15 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato sauce
  • 2
    tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2
    teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/2
    teaspoon pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    In 12-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain.
  • 2
    In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, mix beef mixture and remaining ingredients.
  • 3
    Cover and cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.

  • Have a larger slow cooker? Double this up for a crowd and set out dishes of shredded pepper Jack cheese, broken yellow & blue corn tortilla chips, and a big bowl of pico de gallo (a quick, fresh salsa of tomato, white onion, fresh jalapeno, cilantro leaves, and lime juice) to spoon into each bowl.
  • Switch up the ground beef with some ground pork, chicken or turkey.
  • Not all chili powders are equal—the most basic, consistent blend is made up of ground mild red chiles, garlic, oregano, and cumin. But if you’re more adventurous look for a smoky chipotle chili blend that has more kick; or stir in a pinch of ground cinnamon or allspice for a newer, more modern edge.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
21%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
1120mg
47%
Potassium
910mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
7g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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