Slow-Cooker Award-Winning Chili

award winning chili slow cooker recipe

This slow-cooker award-winning chili recipe won at a chili cook-off where I used to work.  Granted, there were only about a dozen entries.  And I knew all the judges and worked closely with one of them, but still . . . an award!  This recipe got a little gold trophy (plastic and fit in the palm of your hand, but still . . . a trophy!) and a $15 prize.  Plus, once you cook the meat, the whole thing only takes about 5 minutes to put together. And the best part, it only costs about $10.

To make slow-cooker award-winning chili, you’ll need:

  • 1 pound of ground beef or turkey (or not, if you want vegetarian)
  • 2 14.5-ounce cans of Diced Tomatoes with Green Pepper & Onion (you can go fresh, too: 2 large tomatoes, 1 medium green pepper, 1 small onion, all diced)
  • 1 16-ounce can of Kidney Beans (drained & rinsed with cold water or I use Bush’s Best Chili Beans in Mild Sauce so I don’t have to drain & rinse them)
  • 1 6-ounce can of Tomato Paste (I use Roasted Garlic version.  If you go with fresh garlic, put in 1 clove minced)
  • 2 tablespoons of Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of water (you can play around with this; add less ~ 1/2 cup or 3/4 cup ~ if you like your chili thicker)

To make slow-cooker award-winning chili, follow these directions:

  1. Brown the ground meat, drain, and set aside.
  2. Mix everything else together in the slow-cooker.
  3. Add the meat into the slow-cooker and stir.
  4. Cover and set the slow-cooker to LOW.
  5. Cook for 6 hours.
  6. Enjoy!

Serve with:

  • Cornbread
  • Cornchips
  • Cheddar cheese on top
  • Or go Cincinnati-style and put it over your favorite pasta.

Enjoy!

 

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2 thoughts on “Slow-Cooker Award-Winning Chili”

  1. With the colds in my house, I actually considered making chili today. Wish I’d read this earlier, I might have whipped up a batch. Now I’m ready for another nap though. Might throw it together before I got to bed tonight though…and have a bowl for breakfast! 🙂

    1. Hi Kristy! Sorry to hear you’re all sick. *hugs & get well soon* Never had it for breakfast before. If you cook the meat tonight & put it in the fridge then it’ll take you all of 5 minutes to put the whole thing together tomorrow. 🙂

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