Slow Cooker Chili Served 3 Ways

Slow Cooker Chili is a family favorite meal and today I am going to show you the 3 different ways my family likes to eat their chili. With 6 people in the family we all have our favorite chili toppings.

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Oh and did I happen to mention I was in a Virtual Chili Cook-Off and have 18 slow cooker chili recipes to share with you? Below is a pic of  my white bean chicken chili but today’s red slow cooker chili is the one I make the most often.

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Also, now that the weather has started to turn cold in the Midwest, I will be getting back to more cooking and less projects in the garage. Menu Plan Monday is making a comeback as I share my weekly menu with you and a featured recipe.

All you DIYers, don’t run away just yet, because this winter I will be doing a makeover on our Glamper {aka Chateau Bryant} and there will be plenty of DIY action happening around here too. chateau-bryant-rv

{Menu Plan Monday} with Featured Recipe

Slow Cooker Chili Served 3 Ways

I  know…enough chit chatting…. you are here for the chili and my Menu Plan for the week so let’s get cooking. The proper spice combination is required for any chili and I use chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.

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After participating in the Virtual Chili Cook-Off I incorporated a small can of Chipotle Sauce for an added smoky flavor and a little extra kick.

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So now that you know all of my secret ingredients let’s get down to what you throw together in your slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Chili

  • 1 pound of browned ground beef, drained
  • 2 {28 oz} cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can each drained and rined: pinto beans, kidney beans and black beans
  • 1 {7 oz} can of chipotle sauce
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped (optional)
  • 2 TBS chili powder
  • 2 TSP cumin
  • 2 TSP smoked paprika
  • 1 TSP salt
  • 1/2 TSP pepper
  • 1 clove of crushed garlic

Add all of these ingredients into your slow cooker, set it on high for 4-6 hours and go do something fun. When you get home you can make a chili bar and pull out all of your favorite toppings.

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Slow Cooker Chili Toppings

In this house we all have our favorite ways to eat chili. So I like to make a chili bar for the kids so they can top off their slow cooker chili just the way they like it.

  • Fritos {aka corn chips} or any tortilla chip will do
  • Saltine crackers or oyster crackers
  • Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt
  • Shredded cheese {cheddar, pepper jack, chipotle cheddar, white cheddar}
  • Onions {green or white}
  • Hot Sauce
  • French Fries {chili cheese fries}
  • Hot dogs {chili cheese dogs}

As you can see, you are only limited by your imagination {and the ingredients you have available in your fridge} when it comes to making a fun chili bar. Below are the 3 most popular ways to eat slow cooker chili in my house.

Chili Cheese Fries

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Frito Pie

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Loaded Chili with Cheese, Onion and Sour Cream

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Menu Plan Monday

Now that you have made it to the end of my post. Here is my Menu Plan for the Week.

  • Sunday- Vegetable Soup and Grilled Cheese
  • Monday – Slow Cooker Chili and Cornbread Muffins
  • Tuesday – Taco {Salad} Tuesday
  • Wednesday – Baked Salmon, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts
  • Thursday – Spaghetti, Meatballs and Salad
  • Friday – Mini Cheese Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Garlic Green Beans
  • Saturday – Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork with Coleslaw

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4 comments

  1. Toni | Small Home Soul says:

    Yummy, I need to make your version. I love having them with chips and cheese and, well, all the toppings! Easy meals are a requirement when you’re on the road.

    I can’t wait to see how you transform and update your Glamper!

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