A few months ago I came across a crock pot chili recipe over at The Sweet Survival blog. (The blog seems to be gone now, so I’ve since added the recipe to this page.) Bradley loves chili, but we have only tried our hand at a couple of recipes, none too special. We have been excited to try new recipes for the crock pot ever since I researched this one and my mom gave it to me for Christmas last year.
We decided to make it for Saturday football and it was a big hit for Bradley. I’m not a chili girl; I didn’t hate or love it. It was a little spicy for me, but that is to be expected. This will definitely be our go-to chili recipe from now on.
2 lbs lean ground beef
2 garlic cloves
2 15oz cans of pinto beans
2 11.5oz cans of Ro*tel diced chilies and tomatoes
1 6oz can tomato paste
1 4oz can of diced green chilies
3/4 cup light beer
2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp Ancho chili powder
1 tsp cumin
Salt to taste
Chop onion and mince garlic. Brown ground beef with onions and garlic until no pink remains.
Combine cooked ground beef with rest of ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 8-9 hours or 4-6 on high. Serves 6. This fills up about half of my 6 quart slow cooker.
I halved the recipe to make sure it didn’t overflow in my 3.5qt slow cooker.