Easy Slow Cooker Chili

Chili is one of those comfort foods that many of us turn to for a quick and easy meal. Not only simple, but also frugal, Chili can be a great recipe to put into your meal planning rotation, make ahead and freeze, or prepare for a crowd.

This recipe is the basic chili recipe I use, but you can certainly add more veggies, or beans, or spice it up a little more.

Slow Cooker EASY CHILI
  • 1lb Ground Beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 2 tsp chili powder (more if you like)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika (regular paprika works as well)
  • 1-2 tsp sugar (to taste)
  1. Brown onion and  ground beef in large pot until cooked, aprox 8-10 minutes. 
  2. Place meat mixture and all remaining ingredients in slow cooker for 6-8 hours on low.

Stove Top Easy Chili

  1. Brown onion and  ground beef in large pot until cooked, aprox 8-10 minutes. 
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and let simmer 40 minutes on Medium-Low heat. You can simmer longer, stirring occassionally. 

Instant Pot Easy Chili

  1. On Saute setting, Brown onion and  ground beef in large pot until cooked, aprox 8 minutes. 
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and set manual pressure cooking setting to 20 minutes.  Allow 10 minutes natural release, and quick release remaining pressure.
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