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Down here in Texas the weather has finally taken a turn to colder temperatures, and by colder, I mean 73 for the high and 57 for the low. That’s coat wearing weather in these parts!
When it gets cooler like this, I love to make hearty meals that will warm you up like this easy slow cooker chili. It’s still a bit too hot to keep the stove on all day, so I love to use my slow cooker. I just got a new one from Hamilton Beach — the exclusive Programmable Stay or Go® 6 Quart Slow Cooker! It’s only available at Walmart!
I have to say this is my favorite slow cooker ever. It’s all about the hinged lid! No more having to set a heavy glass lid somewhere while I add ingredients or serve the meal, or worry about it falling off when I take it to a potluck. It latches so I lock it down. Plus, it comes right off for easy cleaning. This one has some great features:
- Flexible programming options
- Single clip quickly seals lid onto base to reduce messy spills
- Bring 6 quarts of hot food to tailgates or parties anytime
- Hinged lid stays up then easily detaches for dishwasher cleanup
- Perfect size for 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast
- Dishwasher safe lid & stoneware
- Choose high, low & warm temperature
- Automatically switches to warm after cooking
- Select 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 hours of cooking time
I found a package of sourdough bread bowls at my local warehouse store the other day in the freezer section. I love a good hearty chili in a bread bowl, and sourdough is my absolute favorite. I knew what we were going to have for dinner this week!
I gave a little sneak peek on Instagram last week. Here in Texas we make our chili without beans, so this chili is mainly ground beef, crushed tomatoes, garlic, and spices. But, if you’re partial to beans in your chili, feel free to add a can of chili hot beans (these are Ranch style beans here in Texas) or kidney beans to this recipe.Print
Slow Cooker Chili
- Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
Chili is a perfect Fall or Winter meal in the slow cooker!
- 2.5 lbs ground beef
- 1/2 cup water
- 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic
- 1–2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup cheese, shredded
- Brown the ground beef and drain.
- While ground beef is cooking, set slow cooker to low and add crushed tomatoes and garlic.
- When the ground beef is ready, pour it into the slow cooker.
- Add the olive oil, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt.
- Next, add the Worcestershire sauce and sugar.
- Mix it all up.
- Cook on low for about 4-5 hours.
- Serve in sourdough bread bowls topped with shredded cheddar and green onions.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Category: Main Dish
- Cuisine: American
I’ve made this a couple of times, and it comes out just divine. My husband was extremely impressed the first time. He gave me a cockeyed look and said, “You’ve never made chili before?” I laughed and said, “Nope!” Both he and my picky, picky teenager devoured their bread bowls full of chili. I just love it when they enjoy something I make like that.
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Tacos probably. Though some cinnamon apples sound really good too.
I would make beef stew. I haven’t made it in so long and it is perfect for fall! Yum!
I would make beef stew!
I’d make crockpot fajitas!!
I would make lots of soups for fall! There are also a few desserts I’ve pinned that I’d like to try in the slow cooker!
Pot Roast !
Chili for the colder weather!
I would make a good veggie soup
I would make lots of soup! Cheesy broccoli and minestrone are popular in my house!
I just found a great recipe for slow cooker Mac & Cheese. It is fabulous and rich and is great for a slow cooker.
I would like to try baking bread…
Shredded BBQ Beef Sandwiches!!! Yumm
I have a really yummy meat loaf recipe I’d like to try in it!
i would make every meal with it if i could. i enjoy using my slow cooker.
I would make Chicago style Italian beef.
I would make some sweet pulled pork sandwiches in mine. Thanks for the recipe.
I’d make chicken stock with this.
I would make roast chicken, and chili, and potato soup, and chicken soup, and…
a roast with vegetables
I am obsessed with slow cookers! I am not sure what I would make first, maybe a soup!
This looks so good, pinning for later!
I would start with your chili recipe, and then maybe some beef barley soup next =)
I would make crock pot meatloaf.
definitely chili and taco soup…and maybe chicken fajitas
I’d make soups and anything chicken. And this recipe sounds good, never thought to do it in a bread bowl at home!
I would use the slow cooker to make pulled pork sandwiches for the next tailgate!
What wouldn’t I make?!? I have been using my slow cooker nearly daily the past few weeks as I’ve been painting our house, but the handle just broke off the lid (and it’s not that easy to get a lid off without a handle!!!)
I would make some slow-cooked chicken thighs.
If I won, I would give this to my mother-in-law and beg her to make me her chili! lol