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Slow-Cooked Chunky Chili

Pork sausage, ground beef and plenty of beans make this chili a marvelous meal. I keep serving-size containers of it in my freezer at all times so I can quickly warm up bowls on busy days. —Margie Shaw, Greenbrier, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 4 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, optional
  • Chopped red onion, optional
  • Sour cream, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until vegetables are tender. If desired, serve with shredded cheese, chopped onion and sour cream.
  • Freeze option: Before adding toppings, cool chili. Freeze chili and toppings separately in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Sprinkle with toppings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Want more dinner ideas? Consider these ground beef recipes or this white chicken chili.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 329 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 1158mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 9g fiber), 21g protein.

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