Old-Fashioned Chili

Old-Fashioned Chili Recipe
Thise easy slow-cooker chili recipe costs just under $2 per serving, making it a budget-friendly option for busy weeknights.


4 Servings

Cost per Serving:


Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 8 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 588
Fat 38 g
Satfat 12 g
Protein 30 g
Carbohydrate 34 g
Fiber 10 g
Cholesterol 96 mg
Sodium 011 mg


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 pound ground beef
Salt and pepper
1 (28 oz.) can chopped tomatoes, with liquid
1 (19 oz.) can red kidney beans, drained
C heese, jalapeño chiles, onions and sour cream, optional


In a large skillet, warm oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and chili powder. Cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add beef, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until crumbly and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Transfer contents of skillet to a slow cooker.

Add tomatoes and beans. Stir well, cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Top chili with condiments such as shredded cheese, sliced jalapeños, diced onions and sour cream.

December 2006
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