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Slow Cooker Chili

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Vanessa

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 (15 oz) can red kidney beans
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 2 (15 oz) cans of tomato sauce
  • 2 (15 oz)
  • cans of diced tomato
  • 2 medium jalapeñosFor Serving
  • shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • thinly sliced scallions

Instructions

  • Cut red pepper and onion into small pieces. Mince the garlic.
  • In a large frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the red pepper and onion. Let cook, stirring occasionally, until onions become soft and transparent.
  • Add the garlic, cumin and chili powder. Mix well to combine the spices. Cook for about one minute.
  • Add the pork, beef and salt to the pan. Using a wooden spoon, break up the meat and incorporate with the vegetables and spices. Let cook until all meat is brown.
  • Carefully, transfer the meat mixture to a 6 qt. slow cooker. Add the beans and their juices, corn, tomato sauce and diced tomato and their juices.
  • Chop the jalapeños into small pieces and add to the mixture. Discard the jalapeño seeds if you don't want the Chili to be too hot. Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook for about 6 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
  • Taste and season with salt or adobo as needed. Serve with cheese, sour cream and scallions.