Things are cooling down around here, and to me, the first week of fall is the perfect time to pull out my beloved crockpot! There’s nothing like coming home to a delicious smelling house after a long, stressful day of busying about!

This recipe is one of my tried and true favourites, and thankfully, my daughter loves it as well. So grab your trusty slowcooker, and whip up a batch. Mmm, mmm.

Simple and Easy Crockpot Chili Recipe

Simple Crockpot Chili


2-3 cans of beans (kidney, chickpea, etc. -- just be sure to rinse them really well)
1-2 peppers, chopped (green, yellow, something colourful)
Big handful of mushrooms, quartered
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp (or more) chili powder
1/2 tsp (or more) cumin
1/2 tsp onion powder, garlic powder (or not, I just use what I like)
salt/pepper, a dash, a sprinkle
1 big can of diced tomatoes
1 big can of tomato sauce
1-2 packs of ground round (or ground beef)


1. First, sauté the onions in a pan, then add in your ground round of beef. (Totally option -- this recipe is fabulous as a veg option!)

2. Next, add in everything else, pop a lid on it, set your timer for high and leave it alone 5-7 hours. Doesn't get much easier than that.

3. Sometimes, about an hour before I'm going to enjoy my tasty meal, I'll toss in a small handful of rice, especially if things are looking a little watery. Really depends on how liberal I've been with other ingredients. Feel free to play around!

4. Sometimes I'll do this recipe on the stove (as shown in the photo), if I have the time, but I really think it tastes better the longer you cook it!

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