The Easiest Crockpot Chili


That's a bold name, right? Adding "THE EASIEST" to something really sets a high bar...but I promise, this chili lives up to that. You'll feel like a hero for feeding the family (or your hairdresser, I don't know who you make meals for) something that's super rich in protein and has vegetables in it. I was GOING to call this "The Easiest Crockpot Chili Ever Ever Ever" but that seemed aggressive.

What you need:
(for a 2.5-quart crock pot full of chili...we have this crockpot, so you know what size we're talking)

  • --1 lb. (ish) of ground beef OR ground turkey
  • --1 can crushed tomatoes
  • --1 15.5 oz can black beans, drained, rinsed, you know the drill
  • --1 15.5 oz can of dark red kidney beans, also drained/rinsed
  • --1 onion
  • --1  green pepper 
  • --1-2 cloves of fresh garlic, if you're feeling fancy (or you can use 1 tablespoon garlic powder)
  • --1-2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • --1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • --1/4 teaspoon cumin (a.k.a. just a dash...no need to actually measure out such a small amount!)
  • --Cheddar cheese to sprinkle on top to look impressive


What to do:

  • 1. Brown your meat. 
  • 2. While that's happening, chop your 1 onion and 1 green pepper. 
  • 3. Dump everything into your crockpot & set it to low. 
  • 4. Go to work for 8 hours like a productive member of society. 
  • 5. Come home. 
  • 6. Enjoy a house that smells amazing and dinner that's already made. 

(6-8 hours on low or 3 hours on high)






This chili recipe is perfect for fall...and you can make it ahead of time in your crock pot!

Check out my curry butternut squash soup recipe if you're looking for another easy fall dinner idea!

What recipes are you making this fall?

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