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Old-Fashioned Chili

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 8 hrs
Yield 4 Servings
Thise easy slow-cooker chili recipe costs just under $2 per serving, making it a budget-friendly option for busy weeknights.


  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 588
  • fat 38 g
  • satfat 12 g
  • protein 30 g
  • carbohydrate 34 g
  • fiber 10 g
  • cholesterol 96 mg
  • sodium 011 mg

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.