Slow Cooker Chili

It's that time of year again, and no I do not mean the holiday season. I mean it is freezin' season... I am perma cold from November to March so instead of hibernating and burrito-ing myself in blankets, I warm my body from the inside out. I crave warm foods in the winter like it is nobody's business so rely heavily on my Cuisinart Slow Cooker to stay warm (and to make delicious + easy meals with minimal effort)!


Slow Cooker Chili (yields 6 servings, or 4 really big ones)



  • 1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
    • Vegetarian/Vegan alternative: 1 cup diced sweet potato
  • 3 cups plain tomato sauce
  • 2 cans of kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 can of black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Optional toppings (not to be put in slow cooker)
    • Avocado
    • Shredded Cheese
    • Icelandic or Greek Yogurt (with 1/2 tsp chili powder mixed in)- it is thicker than most yogurts which makes it a great topping in lieu of sour cream
    • Green Onions



  1. Place all the ingredients into a slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 3-4 hours depending on what best fits your schedule (or your hanger level)
  2. Once your slow cooker's time is done, mix it around and serve with your desired toppings! (pictured: skyr yogurt, avocado, cheese + green onions with beef)



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