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zesty italian chili

Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

Mmm, wouldn't this taste just perfect on one of these fridgid winter evenings when you come home from work or shopping and you're too tired to cook. It's been simmering for hours and all ready for you to dig in! Recipe: Prevention Guide: Slow Cooker So Easy Photo:

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 5 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For zesty italian chili

  • 3/4 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 lg
    onions, chopped
  • 2 lg
    red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 lg
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 5 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1/4 c
    dry red wine
  • 3
    zucchini, chopped
  • 2 sm
    pepperoncini peppers, chopped
  • 1 jar
    (24-26 oz.) marinara sauce
  • 1 can
    (15 oz.) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

How To Make zesty italian chili

  • 1
    Cook beef in skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain and transfer to slow cooker.
  • 2
    Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onions, peppers, and garlic, stirring, for 5 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker.
  • 3
    Add remaining ingredients and 1 tsp. salt. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 4 to 5 hours. Garnish with chopped basil, if desired.