Old-Fashioned Chili

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

All You DECEMBER 2006

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Cook time: 8 Hours
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.91


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 588
  • Fat: 38g
  • Saturated fat: 12g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrate: 34g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 96mg
  • Sodium: 011mg

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Old-Fashioned Chili Recipe