Crockpot Chili Recipe

This cold weather is the perfect time to make this Crockpot Chili Recipe!

It’s hearty, delicious and will satisfy even the pickiest eater. I can’t believe I haven’t made Crockpot Chili yet this season.

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It’s one of our favorites. I’ve got a couple of recipes that I use and I’ll be sure to share the other one soon. I have however been making lots of soups. My Crockpot Tomato Ravioli Soup or my Pasta Fagioli soup are also both perfect for this time of year.  Click here to see my other Slow Cooker Sunday Recipesslow cooker Sunday - todays creative blog

The newspaper said that most of the nation had freezing temps. Below average! It’s currently 17 degrees as I write this…..too darn cold! I just finished thawing out the hummingbird feeder for the poor little guys……they were just hanging out on the leafless branches of my honeysuckle scratching their heads wondering why their food was frozen.  I was bombarded by the quick little wings just trying to hang the thawed feeder.

Whip this recipe up with your favorite cornbread or my English Muffin bread ……add a salad and you’ve got yourself a quick meal!

Crockpot Chili Recipe
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Serves: We are a family of 3. We always have left over for lunch the next day.
  • 1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey
  • ½ cup chopped onion (I'm not a huge onion fan, so feel free to add more. I have also used a ½ cup of dried onion flakes when I'm out of fresh onion)
  • 4 cloves of garlic - I use the garlic crusher
  • 1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies (regular size)
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder ( I usually add more because I like it)
  • 4 tablespoons Cumin (I usually add more of that too)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt (I use sea salt)
  • ½ teaspoon pepper ( I usually use white pepper)
  • 2 cans pinto beans (drained)
  • 1 cup chicken broth (more if it seem too thick)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water
  1. Fry up your ground beef or ground turkey. I add and saute my garlic, onions and spices along with the ground beef, but you can just add it to the crockpot if you want.
  2. Pour into your 3-4 qt. crockpot along with everything else, except the cornstarch and water. Stir.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-7 hours.
  4. Mix cornstarch and water until blended and slowly stir into your chili about 15 minutes before serving. If it seems thick enough......skip the cornstarch.
I have used a variety of beans, depending on what I have in my pantry. Black beans or Kidney beans are delicious too. Or soak your own beans the night before and use those!
Do a sample taste a couple of hours in. Adjust the spices if needed.


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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!