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Halloween Dinner Ideas: Slow Cooker Chili

Halloween has traditionally been chili night in my family. Typically there are a few last minute mishaps trying to get costumes to fit, so a chili simmering in the slow cooker is the only part of my day that’s not scary. I know my kids are going to consume way too much sugar, so I prepare this slow cooker chili ahead of time and fill them up before they head out on their door-to-door adventures.  

This all-American chili uses beef chuck roast and Italian sausage to give it a robust flavor that will warm up your witches and warlocks before the haunting begins. You probably have most of the ingredients in the pantry already, taking the trick out of this dinner treat.

Slow Cooker Hearty Beef Chili

Author: Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 2/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons canned chopped green chilies
  • 1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1 can (14 oz.) kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can (14 oz.) can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. In large skillet over medium-high heat, brown beef and sausage.
  2. Add onion, green pepper and garlic; stir until onions are tender.
  3. Drain; add to crock.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients until well blended.
  5. Cover and cook on HIGH 4 to 5 hours or on LOW 8 to 10 hours.

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Comments

  1. please see the attached picture of the lid after it exploded while cooking chicken and dumplings . I bought 3 of these for presents last Christmas – 1 for each of my granddaughters and 1 for my daughter-in-law.

    little bit of background….my granddaughter is a single mom of two – a four year old and a two year old. she works full time at Citi Corp. she has to stretch her budget to make ends meet. this dinner was supposed to feed the three of them for 2 meals; she had to throw the entire pot of food away because it was full of glass shards; enough to make you sit down and cry. they ended up eating chicken noodle soup for supper. the reason for this explanation is to give a little background to show a hard working mother NOT on public assistance.

    please make this problem good, I think she should not only get a new crockpot but also something for the ruined food.

    please see the attached picture of the lid after it exploded while cooking chicken and dumplings . I bought 3 of these for presents last Christmas – 1 for each of my granddaughters and 1 for my daughter-in-law.

    little bit of background….my granddaughter is a single mom of two – a four year old and a two year old. she works full time at Citi Corp. she has to stretch her budget to make ends meet. this dinner was supposed to feed the three of them for 2 meals; she had to throw the entire pot of food away because it was full of glass shards; enough to make you sit down and cry. they ended up eating chicken noodle soup for supper. the reason for this explanation is to give a little background to show a hard working mother NOT on public assistance.

    please make this problem good, I think she should not only get a new crockpot but also something for the ruined food.

    I bought 3 of these last year for Christmas gift – yesterday one of them exploded (the lid) blew a hole in it and shards of glass flew all over – had to throw an entire dinner away.

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