Slow Cooker Salsa Chili Recipe

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Slow Cooker Salsa Chili

Laura Knight


This recipe is delicious! It's easy to start in the morning and wonderful to come home to - plus it doesn't make so much that you are tired of it before it's gone.

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15 Min


8 Hr 20 Min


Slow Cooker Crock Pot


1 lb
lean ground beef (at least 80% lean) or ground turkey
1 medium
onion, chopped (~ 1/2 cup)
16 oz
thick and chunky salsa
15 oz
tomato sauce
4 1/2 oz
chopped green chiles (1 small can)
2 tsp
chili powder
1 can(s)
pinto beans, drained and rinsed (15 or 16 oz)
shredded cheddar cheese, if desired
sliced green onions, if desired

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook beef/ turkey with onion in skillet over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occaisionally, until thoroughly cooked. Drain.
In a 3 - 4 quart slow cooker, mix beef/ turkey mixture and the remaining ingredients except beans.
Cover and cook on the Low heat setting for 8 - 10 hours.
Stir in beans. Cover and continue to cook for another 5 minutes to heat the beans. Top with cheese and onions if desired.
Vary this recipe by using black beans. If you prefer a milder chili, use mild salsa and a little less chili powder.
This recipe can be doubled: use a 5 - 6 quart slow cooker and cook for the same amount of time.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Salsas, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #pot, #slow, #cooker, #crock