Slow Burn: 10 Hot & Hearty Slow-Cooker Chili Recipes
We all know that slow cookers are a great time-saver, and the low, slow heat they put out is perfect for chili. The long cooking process allows the spices to permeate the meat, and ensures that the beans will be perfectly tender and creamy. An extended simmer also gives the tomatoes time to break down, so the texture of the chili is sublime.
Want to find the best slow-cooker chili recipe? Whether you want a Texas-style classic or a more modern white chili, look for one that’s designed for a slow cooker — if you try to convert a stovetop recipe, you might end up with a mess. Also, unless you’re making a vegetarian chili recipe, you’ll want to cook the meat first and then drain off the fat — or look for ultra lean beef. (An oil slick on the top of your chili isn’t pretty … or tasty.) And don’t forget the fixings! A few slices of green onion, a spring of cilantro, and a dollop of sour cream will take your bowl of chili from “good” to “great.”
This bold Southwestern-style chili contains colorful bell peppers and big chunks of brisket.
Using jarred salsa means you can put this chipotle chili together in minutes.
Every chili has a different secret ingredient, and in this recipe, barbecue sauce does the trick.
Cereal and chili? Don’t worry — the bran breaks down, giving the chili a robust and hearty texture.
If your family loves tacos, they’ll love this taco-flavored chili made with taco seasoning mix.
This chili isn’t for amateurs – it’s seriously hot, so proceed with caution!
The pilgrims would have been wild about this unorthodox chili, which contains turkey, sweet potatoes, corn and jalapenos.
Italian sausage, basil, and oregano give this chili the taste of Italy.
Looking to shake up your chili routine? Try this incredibly flavorful black bean version.
This hearty beef chili is great for a party — set out the toppings and let guests design their own!
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