Slow Cooker Beef and Bean Chili

This easy and hearty slow cooker beef and bean chili is perfect cold weather comfort food! Add this to your game day plans or for dinner any night of the week!

Hearty slow cooker beef and bean chili recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I always find it odd when stores manage to be out of simple everyday items. I understand specialty or seasonal items being harder to find when out of season, but not regular items when there isn’t a recall or shortage going on. I understand there are exceptions… water and bread prior to a snowstorm, for example. But in this case, ground chicken. After my regular store was out, I stopped by three others while doing errands and no one had any. What?! Even one meat department manager thought it was odd that everyone was out. I’ve yet to go back out in search of it. Fingers crossed I can find some today!

After finishing Hart of Dixie over the weekend, I’m now in one of those post show blues. It’s totally a thing – you get hooked on the plot and characters then are left sad without it after it comes to an abrupt end. Of course, I saw the end coming since I could see the episode number. But, now I’m left wondering… what now?! I’d say this is even more the case when the ending of a show feels rushed, just trying to finish it off and not leaving anything hanging.

Now I’m looking for a new show to watch on Netflix… suggestions?

Hearty slow cooker beef and bean chili recipe from @bakedbyrachel

And, because dinners should be easy…and definitely flavorful…

Crowd pleasing slow cooker beef and two bean chili! Just 10-15 minutes of hands on time, then come back to a flavorful dinner whenever you’re ready… or when the slow cooker is done, but you get the idea. Minimal effort for an amazing dinner!

Classic cold weather comfort food made simple! It’s a perfect addition to game day plans and is simple enough for any night of the week!

Be sure to add this easy slow cooker beef and bean chili to your dinner plans!

Hearty slow cooker beef and bean chili recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: Serves 6-8

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Slow Cooker Beef and Bean Chili

This easy and hearty slow cooker beef and bean chili is perfect cold weather comfort food! Add this to your game day plans or for dinner any night of the week!

Ingredients:

  • 1lb ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1C yellow onion, chopped
  • 1C green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 15oz black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 15oz kidney beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 15oz petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 12oz tomato sauce
  • 2Tb chili powder
  • 1Tb cumin
  • 1/2 tsp groumd black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2C chicken broth

Optional toppings:

  • shredded cheese
  • jalapeno slices
  • green onions

Directions:

  1. Cook and drain ground beef. Add to the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker, along with remaining ingredients. Gently stir to combine. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or high for 8 hours. 
  2. Serve with optional shredded cheese, jalapeno slices or green onions. 

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Hearty slow cooker beef and bean chili recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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14 Responses to “Slow Cooker Beef and Bean Chili”

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    Shashi at RunninSrilankan — January 11, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I usually make chili around the holidays but this year I clean forgot and your chili reminded me that I need to get my chili fix satisfied! Hope you find ground chicken today – was there some sort of recall? As that’s my only explanation for a mass ground-chicken shortage…

    • Rachel — January 12th, 2016 @ 7:06 am

      You definitely need to get your fix! No recall that I’m aware of, but I was able to find some yesterday so yay! :)

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    Mandy @Mandy's Recipe Box — January 11, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I love a big ol’ bowl of chili! This looks perfect!

    • Rachel — January 12th, 2016 @ 7:06 am

      Thanks Mandy!

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    Marye — January 11, 2016 at 8:43 am

    I love slow cooker meals, this looks SO good!

    • Rachel — January 12th, 2016 @ 7:06 am

      Thanks Marye!

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    Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits — January 11, 2016 at 9:05 am

    This beef chili looks AMAZING, Rachel! I want to dig in right now!

    • Rachel — January 12th, 2016 @ 7:06 am

      Thanks Lisa!

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    Taylor@Food Faith Fitness — January 11, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Chili! Perfect for those cold evenings. This is amazing!

    • Rachel — January 12th, 2016 @ 7:06 am

      Thanks Taylor!

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    Talia — January 12, 2016 at 9:03 am

    First – this looks amazing. I am having friends in for dinner Saturday night and found what we will be having! Thank you!

    Second – I am watching Hart of Dixie and really enjoying it. Will be sad when it’s over. Have you watched Parenthood? If not, do! It is really fantastic!

    • Rachel — January 12th, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

      I hope you enjoy the chili! I did watch Parenthood… late to the game but enjoyed it a lot!

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    Natasha @ Salt and Lavender — January 12, 2016 at 10:49 am

    A bowl of chili sounds perfect about now. Yum! Pinned.

    • Rachel — January 12th, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

      Thanks Natasha!

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