Slow Cooker Chili

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 medium red or yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can light red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef, onion, and garlic and cook for about 7-10 minutes or until the beef is completely browned, crumbling the beef with a spoon as it cooks. Drain and discard the excess fat/grease. Then transfer the beef into the bottom of a slow cooker.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours. Taste, and season with additional salt and pepper or seasonings if need be.
  3. Serve warm, with desired toppings.