Whether you know them as crock pots or slow cookers, this handy kitchen appliance is one of the best tools for cooking delicious meals. You can be a busy single-mom, college grad, or stay-at-home dad, and greatly benefit from the variety of dishes that slow cookers can create.
We all know the best part of crock pots is that you can dump in your ingredients and let the cooking action happen on its own. If you need to run and don’t have time to prepare lunch or dinner, just toss it all in the slow cooker and let it simmer while you’re away. You’ll be so thankful to come back home from work or school to realize that your meal is ready to be eaten! What a relief.
So, if you’re too busy to make dinner or if you’re preparing for a party, make sure to check this quick list of crazy good slow cooker chili recipes before ever leaving home and starting your day.
Chilis are the perfect meal for crock pots, since you can dump everything in and let it do its thing. Below are two simple yet delicious slow cooker chili recipes. You’ll want to bookmark these for later!
Western White Chicken Chili
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4-5 hours
Start by gathering your ingredients. You will need:
– 2-3 shredded chicken breasts (boneless & skinless)
– 2 cups water
– 2 cans of black (or white) beans
– 8 oz. of canned corn
– 1 cup diced tomatoes
– 1 tbsp chili powder
– 3 cubes of chicken bouillon
– ½ tsps. of garlic and onion powder
– Salt & pepper
Place chicken breasts in crock pot first, and cover with the above ingredients.
Meanwhile, whisk together 2 tbsp butter, 1 cup milk and 2-3 tbsp flour in a saucepan. Add to crock pot and let simmer for 4 hours on a high setting.
Serve and enjoy with tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream, avocado, and cilantro for extra flavor!
Southern Style Beef Chili
Prep Time 15-20 mins
Cook Time 6-8 hours
You and your family or friends will love this beef chili! Do you want to know the secret southern ingredient? That’s right, barbecue!
To make this savory, sweet and smokey recipe, gather the follow ingredients:
● 1 lb. ground beef
● ½ cup barbecue sauce
● ¼ cup Worchester sauce
● 1 cup each of diced…
○ bell pepper
● 2 cans kidney beans, drained
● 1 can black beans, with liquid
● 2 cloves garlic, minced
● 2 small cans tomato puree
● 1 tsp chili powder, dried parsley and basil
● ½ tsp hot pepper sauce, salt, pepper, dried oregano
First, it’s recommended to cook your ground beef in a skillet before placing in the crock pot. Next, add in the above-listed ingredients to the slow cooker and mix. Cover and let simmer for 7-8 hours on a low setting. Serve with garlic bread rolls or sweet cornbread!
These crock pot chili recipes are easy and delicious to make. Not only will they fill up hungry bellies, but you’ll be able to enjoy leftovers the next day! Which one of these slow cooker chili recipes will you be making for dinner?