It’s the end of September, and the weather is (finally) cooling! I’m so excited for this. I’ve mentioned before that I love cooking soups because they’re such a nutritional powerhouse if you do it right. A quality source of protein, some organic vegetables, and some gut healing bone broth, and you’ve got a meal that can nourish your body.
And in today’s world, with our Standard American Diet of sugar and poison, our bodies are begging to be nourished! So with the cooler weather, I’ve been in crockpot mode. Making delicious, hearty, warming dishes that can feed our bodies the way they want to be fed. And one of my favorite dishes for crisp, autumn days is this hearty crockpot chili.
Chili is such a great dish because it’s easy, it’s healthy, and it’s delicious. Can it get any better than that? Crockpot chili is that much easier because it’s so hands-off. I love my crockpot so much, it completely saves dinner for me more than I’d like to admit.
Thanks to my Hashimoto’s and Lyme, I’m a complete scatterbrain 85% of the time, so the crockpot has been my best friend. I can only imagine how much I’m going to love the Instant Pot once I finally get around to ordering one.
Hearty Crockpot Chili
- 1-2 pounds of ground beef
- 3 cans or 5 cups of assorted beans (red kidney beans, cannelini beans, etc.)
- 2 cans diced tomatoes
- 1 can tomato sauce
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 can green chiles
- 1 onion diced
- 2 cloves of garlic diced
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1/2 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Brown the ground beef over medium heat. Drain the oil, and add it to the crockpot.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the crockpot and stir. Cook on low for 4 hours.
What is your favorite warming dish to serve when the weather gets cold?
Jasmine Hewitt says
i love chili recipes! They can be similar but oh so different with each one! I’m going to try yours tomorrow!
Thanks Jasmine! I love chunky chili, with a little bit of kick, but mostly mild. Hope you like it 🙂
Always looking for new ways to use my bone broth!!! I’m actually due to make another batch tonight-so I may be making some of this as well. It looks soooo tasty, and doesn’t sound too spicy at all! Thanks for sharing <3
I can’t do too spicy either, which is why this is more mild. Plus, my boys will eat it if it’s not spicy. Win-win! 😉
I love the crock pot, especially in the winter for soups! Most nights my husband and I are the only ones home for dinner and I hate making something every night, the preparation and clean up kill me! LOL I would much rather be hanging out with other bloggers or snuggled up with Bruce watching television.
We do all sorts of soups and love chili, I’ve pinned this to come back to, you can never have too many soup recipes!
Haha, thanks for pinning Nikki! I hate the clean-up too, which is why the crockpot is my favorite for EVERYTHING!