Slow Cooker Chili

Slow Cooker Chili

One thing came through loud and clear when I asked you what you wanted to see more of here on the blog in 2014 – Slow Cooker recipes!  My aim is to please so we are going to kick off the new year with a slow cooker recipe.  Tonight we are having some friends over for dinner and games and this slow cooker chili is on the menu.

Slow Cooker Chili

As I have told you before I was slow to embrace the slow cooker but this past year I have totally learned to love it and I can’t wait to use it even more in 2014 and share those recipes with you.  This recipe was adapted from one I found  in an issue of Food Network Magazine.  My mom subscribes to the magazine and passes them down to me!

Slow Cooker Chili

Today’s recipe starts with some chuck roast, tomato paste, chili powder and pinto beans.  I cut my meat up into one inch pieces and then sprinkled it with salt, pepper and the chili powder.

Slow Cooker Chili

Put the meat along with your beans and tomato paste into the slow cooker and let it cook away for 8 hours on low.

Slow Cooker Chili

There is one thing I don’t like about my slow cooker though.  That is the clean up. When something has cooked in a pan for 8 hours or so things get pretty baked on.

Slow Cooker Chili

Since discovering Scotch Brite Dishwands this is no longer  a problem.  You just fill it up with soap and then use the heavy duty scrubbers to scrub away the mess!

Slow Cooker Chili

The wand even has a nifty little scraper on the end which really gets rid of the tough stuff!

Slow Cooker Chili

With just a little scrubbing my slow cooker looks as good as new!


I served the chili on rice with a sprinkle of fresh avocado, cheddar cheese and sliced green onion.

Slow Cooker Chili

You can turn up the heat with this chili by adding in some jalapeno pepper if you’d like!

Slow Cooker Chili

This post was sponsored by Scotch Brite but all opinions are my own.

Here’s to a wonderful and prosperous 2014!  (and lots of slow cooker recipes!!!)

For other slow cooker recipes try these:

Sausage and Pepper Crock Pot Chili –Brisket Tacos with Mango BBQ Sauce in Crock PotTeriyaki Chicken in the Crock Pot

Slow Cooker Chili
Prep time
Total time
Serves: Serves 6
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 2 lbs. beef chuck, cut into one inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 15 ounce cans of pinto beans (do not drain)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced small if extra heat is desired
  • 4 C white rice cooked
  • shredded cheese, diced avocado and green onion
  1. Salt and pepper cubed meat. Sprinkle with chili powder
  2. Mix together beans and tomato paste (jalapeno pepper if desired)
  3. Place meat in slow cooker
  4. Pour bean mixture over meat and stir to combine.
  5. Cook on low for 8 hours
  6. Serve on rice.
  7. Garnish with avocado, cheese and green onion.



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Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Trisa Swenson says

    There are bags you can buy now that you put in your slow cooker before you add the ingredients. Even easier. Don’t know tha brand but several friends have used it.

  2. Kathie says

    Also a really neat trick is to put a drying sheet (like Bounce, for example) into your crockpot and fill it up with water and let it sit. All of the residue will clean right up beautifully with a sponge. Works like magic :-)

  3. Valarie says

    I just spray my crockpot with PAM or any brand, like the
    Costco brand, and it makes cleaning much easier!
    Never seems to effect taste or the food either!

  4. Cindi says

    The liners are “Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners”. I use them all the time. The stores usually have them by the Reynolds oven bags for turkey’s, etc. Saves on all the scrubbing. I have one of those Scotch Brite Dishwands, too, and they are also very useful for cleaning.

  5. says

    Ok, I love that you serve chili over rice. I have never done that before!! And I have been using one of those cleaners for years. Can’t live without it!!

  6. Erin says

    So excited to have found this recipe! We have a crazy-busy day here today, and temperatures are in the negatives – this will be perfect! Just turned on the crockpot. Thanks for saving the day! :)


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