Easy Slow Cooker Chili

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    Ah, the crockpot, our favorite appliance for patient, no-stress, flavor-building cooking. Chili is one of the best things to make in the slow cooker, pretty much the easiest way to get the richness of a long-simmering stovetop chili. To start developing the flavors, sauté the vegetables, ground beef, and spices, then put the mixture into the crockpot along with tomatoes and kidney beans. Let it do its thing overnight or all day until it’s thickened and has a nice beefy flavor, then stir in jalapeños for a kick of heat. Serve with Skillet Cornbread or Buttermilk Biscuits, or as the essential component of Chili-Cheese Nachos. Note: To use dried beans in place of canned, start with 1 cup dried beans, soaked and cooked to yield 3 cups. Game plan: The flavors continue to develop as the chili sits, so go ahead and make it up to 2 days in advance and refrigerate it in a container with a tightfitting lid. It can also be frozen for up to 1 month.

    Ingredients

    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 medium yellow onions, medium dice
    • 1 medium red bell pepper, medium dice
    • 6 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup chili powder
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 2 pounds lean ground beef
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed
    • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
    • 1 (14-ounce) can tomato sauce
    • 2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pickled jalapeños or green chiles, drained
    • Shredded cheddar cheese
    • Thinly sliced scallions
    • Sour cream

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 346 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 18 g 26.98%
    • Saturated Fat: 6 g 29.15%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 100 mg 33.34%
    • Sodium: 822 mg 34.26%
    • Calcium: 105 mg 10.53%
    • Potassium: 252 mg 7.21%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 24.75%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 13 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 14.93%
    • Sugar: 5 g
    • Protein: 36 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 48.82%
    • Vitamin C 57.87%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat5
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total4 oz-eq

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