Slow Cooker Cowboy Chili
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
Hearty, wholesome comfort food! Let the slow cooker take care of a delicious chili dinner! Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 1/2 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) red kidney beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) black beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) tomato sauce
  • 1 - cup(s) red salsa
  • 1 - cup(s) beef broth
  • 1 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - tsp ground cumin
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - shredded cheddar cheese**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Chop the small white onion.
  2. Open the can of tomato sauce. Open, drain and rinse the cans of red kidney beans and black beans.
  3. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the chopped onion and minced garlic. Drain, if needed.
  4. To the slow cooker, add the browned ground beef with the red kidney beans, black beans, tomato sauce, salsa, beef broth, chili powder, and cumin. Stir it well and then set on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Prepare veggies.
  6. Warm the dinner rolls.
  7. Serve Slow Cooker Cowboy Chili with shredded cheese garnish, and side of veggies and dinner rolls.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Chop 2 small white onions.
  2. Brown 3 lbs. ground beef with the chopped onion and 2 tsp minced garlic. Drain and let cool.
  3. Open, drain and rinse 2 cans of red kidney beans and 2 cans of black beans. Open 2 cans of tomato sauce.

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

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • Half of the chopped onion
  • 1 - 15 oz. can red kidney beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can black beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup red salsa
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin

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 all of the contents of the baggie into slow cooker insert. Set on low and cook for 8 hours.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when the shredded cheese garnish is omitted.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides like rice or quinoa.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Cowboy Chili

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of baggie to slow cooker. Set on low for 8 hours.
Serve with veggies and dinner rolls.