Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Chili
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes*
Prep Time: 15 minutes*
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
This chili will get rave reviews when you serve it for dinner, or set it out for your football watching party!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) white beans
  • 2 - cup(s) beef broth**
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded cheddar cheese**
  • 2 - cup(s) whole milk or heavy cream**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - sour cream**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. In a skillet, brown the ground beef with minced onion and garlic powder. Drain.
  2. To the slow cooker, add the browned ground beef, can white beans, and the beef broth. Set on low and cook for 8 hours.
  3. Once done cooking, stir in half of shredded cheddar cheese and the whole milk or heavy cream to the chili in the slow cooker.
  4. Prepare veggies.
  5. Serve Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Chili with bacon and shredded cheese garnish, and side of veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Drain and let cool before adding to bags.
  2. Open 2 cans of white beans.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned and cooled ground beef
  • Half of the canned beans into each bag
  • Do NOT add the beef broth to the freezer bag

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great way to make this meal dairy-free.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Chili

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add the beef and broth to the slow cooker. Set on low for 8 hours. Stir in 1 cup shredded cheese and 2 cups cream or milk at end of cooking cycle.
Serve with sour cream and shredded cheese garnish, and veggies.