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Super Easy Feed a Crowd Slow Cooker Chili

Feed a crowd with this big-batch slow cooker chili. Easy to make, this hearty chili will stick to your ribs and make game day food a heck of a lot better!

Feed a crowd with this big-batch slow cooker chili. Easy to make, this hearty chili will stick to your ribs and make game day food a heck of a lot better! \\ PassTheSushi.com

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some snow.

It was an unseasonably warm December in my neck of the woods, which may be why I never got in my normal holiday mood (how do you people in the south get into the holiday spirit???), but now it’s just starting to dip its toes into the cold stuff.

If only we could add a little snow, I’d be satisfied. I know it goes against the whole ‘I love my job’ bit, but I could even use a few cozy snow days to decompress.

Since the glee of tunneling through the snow of childhood faded and I had to start shoveling my car out of the heavy stuff, I’ve never been much of a snow person. Let’s not even talk about how people start to drive like maniacs the moment a flurry hits their dashboard.

But this year I would like to be.

I want to spend a bit of time romping through it with the dog, who loves the stuff, building a snow man or maybe even driving to the mountains and trying on a pair of skis for the first time. Snow pants were purchased last year and it was spring before I knew it.

I used to ice skate, so how hard can skiing be? (Said by someone who bruises very easily).

Chili for a cold day

So while I hunker down and hope for some winter weather that the forecast is not predicting any time soon, I can’t help but drool over this perfect cold weather meal.

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My favorite feed a crowd hearty chili. I’m giving you this recipe right from the book, and not telling you what I do to tweak it. I know there will be some hate mail, but chili is all about those personal tweaks, so take it and make it your own.

Feed a crowd with this big-batch slow cooker chili. Easy to make, this hearty chili will stick to your ribs and make game day food a heck of a lot better! \\ PassTheSushi.com

Oh, did I mention this feed a crowd chili is super simple to make?

It really is. Other than browning the ground beef, your slow cooker does it all for you. And if you’re lucky enough to have a slow cooker with a sauté setting, it is truly a one pot wonder.

Set it all in, walk away for a few hours, come back to a chili you can sink your teeth into!

I am pretty sure chili is never the wrong choice to feed everyone.

So eat it in a bowl, scooped with tortilla chips, on a hotdog, heck, put all the options out with a batch this big 😉 You can even throw some leftovers in with eggs for breakfast. This chili equals happy bellies.

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If you’ve tried my Big Batch Slow Cooker Chili recipe or any other recipe on passthesushi.com please don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know where you found it in the comments below, I love hearing from you! You can also follow along for more good eats and travel tips on Instagram @passthesushi & @girlcarnivoreTwitter Facebook.

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Yield: 1 batch chili

Big Batch Slow Cooker Chili

Feed a crowd with this big-batch slow cooker chili. Easy to make, this hearty chili will stick to your ribs and make game day food a heck of a lot better! \\ PassTheSushi.com

Feed a crowd with this big-batch slow cooker chili. Easy to make, this hearty chili will stick to your ribs and make game day food a heck of a lot better!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs ground chuck
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 (14 1/2 oz) cans diced tomatoes, untrained
  • 4 (8-oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 (6-oz) can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 (16-ounce) cans light red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • Toppings: sour cream, shredded Cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, sliced ripe black olives

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, work in batches to brown the ground chuck.
  2. Crumble, drain and place in a 6 quart or larger slow cooker.
  3. Stir in the onion through kidney beans.
  4. Cover and cook on High for 5 to 6 hours or on Low 7 to 8 hours. Remove and discard bay leaf. Serve with desired toppings and some cornbread. Told ya it was simple. 

Notes

This chili isn’t lying. It makes a huge batch. Be prepared to have some friends over or make space in the freeze


Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 733mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 28g

Nutrition information provided is an estimate from nutritionix.com. For specific health concerns, please put the recipe into your Dr recommended nutrition calculator.

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Feed a crowd with this big-batch slow cooker chili. Easy to make, this hearty chili will stick to your ribs and make game day food a heck of a lot better! \\ PassTheSushi.com

 

Mark

Wednesday 26th of January 2022

If was 18 degrees last night here in Wisconsin and there's been snow on the ground for some time.

This is a beautiful recipe to get through the cold weather yet to come in February the month we have ourcoldest weather to come. So I'll be enjoying this chili and hunkering down to get through the coldest time. Enjoy this recipe folks!

Carol

Saturday 30th of October 2021

Can you make this a day before

Kita

Saturday 30th of October 2021

Absolutely, and I would encourage you to. The flavor is better when it sat for a day. Store the chili in an airtlgiht container once it has cooled in the fridge and then reheat in batches as needed, or if feeding a crowd, reheat in the slow cooker.

Kristina

Saturday 26th of October 2019

I was looking for a recipe with more precise measurements since I was making for a party. Kept the bones of this recipe but doubled the chili powder and added cumin and garlic salt. I used pinto and kidney beans! Super good and easy to make a head!

Regan Leger

Monday 29th of July 2019

By chance i was wondering if you knew where to find those bowls

Kita

Wednesday 7th of August 2019

Hey Regan, these were a family hand me down. however, I know that my family got them from (and this is awful) back in the day when you could trade in cigarette points for things out of a catalog. I have seen very similar ones made from tin at REI or similar ones in antique stores. Good luck!

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