Slowcooker Chili

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Slowcooker Chili

Slowcooker Chili
Number of Servings: 6 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: more than 2 hours Source: DCC
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables, Protein
Main Ingredient: Beef
Meal Type: Dinner Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium, Good Source of Fiber
Origin: American
Special Features: Make Ahead , Crock Pot

This hearty slow-cooked dish is easy to prepare and the wait is definitely worth it.


2 pounds lean ground beef
2 cans beans (any kind, such as pinto or kidney)
1 onion, chopped
1 bay leaf
1 Tb. chili powder
1 large can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
sour cream


Brown beef, pour off fat. Saute onions. Add beef, onions, bay leaf, chili powder, beans (rinsed and drained), and tomatoes (including juice) to crock-pot. Cook on low for 4 to 8 hours.

Taste and add salt and pepper, if needed. Ladle into bowls and pass grated cheese and sour cream for toppings.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 485
Total Fat: 19 g
Saturated Fat: 8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 338 mg
Carbohydrates: 33 g
Protein: 43 g
Fiber: 13 g
Vitamin A: 769 IU
Vitamin C: 11 mg
Calcium: 100 mg
Iron: 4.1 mg

Cook's Notes:

Cornbread is a traditional, and delicious, side dish for chili. Add a green salad or celery and carrot sticks to round out the meal.