One of my all time and best recipes I have ever posted on this blog is called The Best Chili Recipe. It’s called The Best Chili Recipe because it is really THE best chili recipe I have ever had. My family, friends, co-workers, partners in crime, blog followers, and people who are just looking for an amazing chili recipe have all agreed. I’ve done a few tweaks and made this into an amazing Slow Cooker Chili Recipe. So maybe I should name this recipe the BEST slow cooker chili recipe, because it seriously is just that. I am even sharing how I create this as a slow cooker freezer meal, so you can just grab a bag and GO! If you like using your slow cooker and haven’t started doing freezer meal planning yet, then this list of Freezer Crock Pot Cooking Essentials should help you get started. Now let’s get started on this chili recipe.
If you are looking for one of the best slow cooker chili recipes ever, then you came to the right spot. This chili is full of flavor and is seriously going to knock your socks off. Not only that, but I have created the instructions at the bottom on how to make this a freezer meal. Let’s face it, this slow cooker chili recipe is best made a head of time and frozen because of the prep, but if you have time on the weekend to create this dish, you are going to be very happy indeed. Ready to get started?
Now don’t let this long list of ingredients daunt you and make you second guess making this recipe. Why? Well simple. It’s amazing. Just check out all of the reviews and comments this recipe has already in it’s original version. You are going to be very happy with this recipe, and so will the people you are sharing it with.
- 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
- 1/4 cup bell pepper
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp white sugar
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp group black pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
- 2 (6oz) cans tomato paste
- 1 cup water
- 1 (15 0z) can pinto beans
- 1 (15 oz) can kidney beans
- 1 (46 oz) can tomato juice
- 2 lbs lean ground beef (cooked)
I like to create this as a freezer meal, and it makes enough that I can place it into THREE freezer bags. So I actually place all of the ingredients in my large stock pot when I am creating it. Since this is a crock pot chili, you can literally add all of the items in one at a time. Make sure you ground up the beef really well and stir everything together. (Cook the ground beef for a few minutes over medium heat until no longer pink.)
I then place a slow cooker liner into the slow cooker ceramic piece and start scooping the chili into the slow cooker liner.
Once I have enough, I twist the bag closed, place it into a freezer bag, and then place a label before placing it into the freezer.
Now anytime I want to have my best chili recipe, I just grab a bag of it out of the freezer and place it on low in the slow cooker for 8 hours. AMAZING.
It also means I don’t have to spend the 2 plus hours slaving over my stove to make it from scratch because I have done the work ahead of time. (Although, it is worth every second of slaving over because this really is an amazing chili recipe.)
Slow Cooker Chili Recipe
Grab the list of ingredients, turn on some great music, and start making this slow cooker chili recipe. It is completely amazing, and you are going to love it. If you like this recipe, you should also check out my slow cooker pot roast, or 30 slow cooker chicken recipes.