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Chili in the Slow Cooker Quick & Easy

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When I put together a recipe I am not big on measuring things. I just eyeball a tablespoon or teaspoon. After you have been cooking for so many years you can get very good at it. Since I have been trying to share my recipes on this blog I have to make sure I can give you an exact measurement. My daughter will be happy because I usually tell her a  pinch of this or a handful of that. She needs precise measurements. So Jen here you go and happy slow cooking.

This is an uncomplicated chili recipe, most items you should have on hand.


1 pound ground chuck

1 pound ground sausage or pork (I used a spicy sausage)

1 small onion diced

3 cans diced tomatoes ( 2 chili flavored 1 with green chilies)

1 package/can black beans

1 package/can kidney beans (I like to mix it up on the beans but any will do)

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

brown beef and sausage with diced onion

drain fat and place in slow cooker

add tomatoes

add beans

add chili powder, cayenne pepper and garlic powder


cover and slow cook on low for 6 hours

I make pasta to pour my chili over 🙂 You can also top with cheese.

Shared at these parties.

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

10 thoughts on “Chili in the Slow Cooker Quick & Easy”

  1. Jen says:

    Thanks for the recipe Mom! Yep you are right you know I need precise measurements LOL. It’s cooking now 🙂

    1. Diane says:

      I’m so proud 🙂

  2. Shawna says:

    You and I cook the same way! My sister on the other hand has to have exact measurements. Stopping by from Miz Helens Texas Star Chili cook off 2013.

    1. Diane says:

      That is so funny. You must be an awesome cook… (wink) 🙂

  3. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Diane,
    Your Chili In The Slow Cooker looks so good, I can’t wait to taste it. Thank you so much for sharing it with The Chili Cook Off and best of luck to you!

    1. Diane says:

      Thanks so much Miz Helen.

  4. Meg D says:

    Loving that this can be tossed in the crockpot. We are FINALLy getting weather cool enough to start justifying hearty warm meals/soups. And this would solve my lack of a good stove-top chili pot! 🙂

  5. Miz Helen says:

    Congratulations Diane!
    Your Chili In The Slow Cooker Quick and Easy is the Third Place Winner of The Texas Star Chili Cook Off 2016! Be sure and email me with your email address so I can get your prize on the way. Thanks so much for sharing your award winning Chili with us!
    Miz Helen

    1. Diane says:

      Thanks so much Miz Helen! I’m so honored!

  6. Jen Rodrigues says:

    I love homemade chili. We once made the wendy’s recipe we found alone from scratch so good. I should try this though on the slow cooker.

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