There are few things more comforting to come home to or to have on game day than something warm and a little spicy like this simple slow cooker chili!
I realize I’ve been talking about Fall a lot lately. Can you tell what my favorite season is? I love the change of weather, the ability to go outside for more than ten minutes without drowning in sweat, and the fact that Fall evokes thoughts of baking with lots of cinnamon and finding as many recipes as possible to cook in the slow cooker.
Every Saturday September-November there are two things that you can count on when you log in to Facebook: posts about football and posts about slow cooker chili. I am not sure that there is any more ubiquitous Fall dish that a pot or slow cooker full of chili. Warm and hearty, it fills you up and warms you up. It’s quick to throw together and you can let it simmer in the slow cooker all day then settle down with a bowl in front of the television.
What’s more is that chili is kind of like nachos: you can top it with anything that you want. Come to think of it, you can use chili to top any other food that you want, including, not coincidentally, nachos (baked potatoes are also a great vehicle for chili). You can also add just about anything that you want to it, though I like to go simple with just ground beef, tomatoes, beans, and spices (though Texans would loudly declare that any dish that contains beans cannot be called chili. Here in Tennessee I have never once been served chili without beans so that’s how I like it.). It goes great with just about any bread product.
I used to hate chili, and even after I decided that I liked it I never could make it very well based on any recipes that I found. My chili never compared to my mom’s, so finally I just did what I should have done in the first place: asked for her recipe. This simple slow cooker chili that I’ve listed here is kind of a mash-up of my mom’s and The Pioneer Woman‘s recipes, simple, from scratch, and delicious.
How do you like your chili? Give my simple slow cooker chili a try!
Yield: 4-6 servings of chili, 12 muffins 30 minPrep Time: 8 hr, 1 Cook Time: 8 hr, 31 Total Time: Ingredients Instructions
Yield: 4-6 servings of chili, 12 muffins
30 minPrep Time:
8 hr, 1 Cook Time:
8 hr, 31 Total Time: