Delicious Crockpot Chili With Beans

Now that my son is home from college for the summer (yay!) I am trying to cook dinner on a more regular basis. Managing my work schedule is one challenge, but finding recipes that are easy, at least relatively healthy, and that will satisfy his carnivore taste buds is even harder. Last weekend I was going to make chili for Sunday dinner, but then I saw this recipe for Honey Cashew Chicken on Angela’s weekly meal planning post, and decided to make that instead. I still wanted to have chili, so I decided to try to adapt my usual chili recipe for the crockpot for an easy weeknight dinner.

Crockpot Chili With Beans

I pretty much made up this recipe as I went along, but it turned out really well. Not only did my husband have a second helping, he ate leftovers the next night and my son took a serving for lunch at work!

Crockpot Chili With Beans Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 15.5 oz. can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 16 oz. jar Newman’s Own Mild Chunky salsa
  • 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin


  • brown ground beef and onion, drain
  • add beef/onion mixture and all other ingredients to crockpot and stir until well blended
  • cook on low setting for 6-8 hours

I prepared the recipe the night before, stored the crockpot dish in refrigerator over night, and set it up just before I left for work in the morning. When I got home, all I had to do was make a batch of Jiffy cornbread muffins and dinner was ready!

Jiffy Corn Bread Muffins


Crockpot Chili With Beans
I thought the cashew chicken recipe was delicious too, but it had too many vegetables for my son’s tastes. 😛

Lemon Cashew Chicken

Do you use your crockpot in the summer?

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9 Responses to Delicious Crockpot Chili With Beans

  1. Those Jiffy muffins are surprisingly good huh? I add cheese into them. Have fun w your son this summer!
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  2. Yum Yucky says:

    That’s muscle-building meal right there. It looks real tasty ‘n stuff. It’s been forever since I had chili. We usually reserve it for the colder months, but not I want some. Now excuse me while I scroll back up to stare at ‘dems Jiffay muffins.
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  3. I love that you can throw whatever into chili and it’s good.. yours looks delish! I’m definitely going to be pulling out the crockpot more often this summer… and the grill. Anything to avoid the oven!
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  4. Kim says:

    Yes!!! I use my crockpot year round – yesterday was pulled pork!!
    Your chili looks awesome and so easy – definitely going to try it in the fall!!
    And, that cashew chicken looks good – I’m with you and think the veggies probably make the dish!!
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  5. I always forget my crockpot in the summer. I guess I associate it with belly warming comfort food.
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  6. Carla says:

    D*MN thats some husband son endorsement too!!!
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  7. Kierston says:

    I haven’t made chili in so long! Thanks for linking up to the recipe on #RECIPEFRIDAY 🙂
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  8. This looks delicious! I will have to try it this week!
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