Get more from your meal, your wallet, and your free time with these 8 easy chilis, cooked low and slow in a crock pot.
Smoky Slow-Cooked ChiliThis hearty, Mexican-inspired chili features ground pork, pork shoulder, and a smoked ham hock, plus beer, beans, and flavorful spices. Serve with jalapeño cornbread.
Smoky Turkey-and-Sweet Potato ChiliChipotle chiles add a kick, but sweet potatoes balance the heat. Adjust the spice in this homey chili by increasing or decreasing the amount of chipotle to suit your taste. Buy the large dried lima beans if you can find them. They really look amazing and also give the chili a decidedly Southern accent.
Beef-and-Bean ChiliThis classic red chili has chunks of stew meat and ground beef along with tomatoes, red beans, and spices. Fire-roasted tomatoes add a note of smokiness to the mix. If you can't find fire-roasted, use plain tomatoes and add a pinch of smoked paprika.
Pork-and-Black Bean ChiliFresh tomatillos look like small green tomatoes wrapped in thin papery skin. Remove skin, and rinse before chopping. If you can't find fresh, look for canned on the Latin aisle at the grocery.
Slow-Cooker Veggie ChiliMeat isn't required for a satisfying chili! Savor this veggie version featuring carrots, celery, onion, mushrooms, zucchini, squash, corn, and beans. Pair with a slice of homemade bread for the ultimate comfort food meal.
Slow-cooker Turkey ChiliWatch your calories–and your watch–with this easy, healthy chili. Lean ground turkey makes a flavorful replacement for the traditional pork or beef, while using a chili seasoning mix cuts down on time spent measuring spices.
Red Bean ChiliTake comfort in the familiar with this tried-and-true chili combination, which also calls for just 6 ingredients. Between the short ingredient list and easy slow cooker preparation, you'll turn to this chili time and time again for a simple evening supper.
Turkey Thigh and Hominy ChiliStep outside of your chili comfort zone with this unusual combination of turkey thighs, hominy, and black olives. Top with shredded jack cheese and thinly sliced green onions for a mouthwatering dish that you'll love coming home to on chilly winter evenings.