Slow Cooker Chickpea Beef Chili
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
A hearty chili, perfect to feed a crowd! :)

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - 15 oz can(s) chickpeas
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 2 - cup(s) beef broth
  • 2 - Tbsp chili powder
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - shredded cheese**
  • Garnish: - sour cream**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open and drain the chickpeas.
  2. In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and place in pressure cooker insert.
  3. Stir in the drained chickpeas, diced tomatoes, beef broth, chili powder, salt and pepper, and hot water into the slow cooker insert.
  4. Set on low and let cook for 8 hours.
  5. Prepare veggies.
  6. Serve Instant Pot Chickpea Beef Chili with sour cream and shredded cheese garnish, and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef, 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Drain and let cool.
  2. Open 2 cans of diced tomatoes.
  3. Open and drain 2 cans of chickpeas.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the cooled browned ground beef
  • Half of the diced tomatoes
  • Half of the drained chickpeas
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • Salt and pepper

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 slow cooker insert and cooking on low for 8 hours.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the cheese and sour cream garnishes for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

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

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Chickpea Beef Chili

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add contents of the baggie to slow cooker insert. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve with sour cream and shredded cheese garnish, and veggies.