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

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chili, Slow cooker
Servings: 6 plus

Ingredients

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

Optional toppings:

  • shredded cheese
  • jalapeno slices
  • green onions

Instructions

  • 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 low for 8 hours. 
  • Serve with optional shredded cheese, jalapeno slices or green onions. 

Notes

Serves roughly 6-8.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

Hearty slow cooker beef and bean chili recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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