Cliff’s Easy Slow Cooker Chili
Easy chili for a summer lunch or for warming your bones on a cold winter day.
Servings Prep Time
8Servings 15Minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8Servings 15Minutes
Cook Time
  • 2cups Dry Kidney beans
  • 1Pound Hamburger
  • 3cans Diced Tomatoes
  • 1Medium Medium OnionDiced finely
  • 3Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1Tablespoon Sea Salt
  • 1Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2cups red wine
  1. If using dry beans, rinse and soak them the night before. Add them to the slow cooker.
  2. Brown the hamburger. When it is about halfway done, add the diced onions and cook along with the hamburger.
  3. While the burger is cooking, add the tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, sugar, salt, garlic powder and wine to the beans.
  4. Add the cooked burger and onions to the beans
  5. Cook on high for ~3 hours, adding liquid as needed and stirring occasionally.
Recipe Notes

Using Canned Beans

If you aren’t up for soaking beans overnight or even doing a quick soak on your beans, you can use canned. You will want to substitute 3 cans of Kidney beans for the dry. You will be able to shorten up the cooking time or you can instead turn your cooker down to low.