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slow cooker salsa chili

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Laura Knight
Belchertown, MA

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.

(1 rating)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 8 Hr 20 Min
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow cooker salsa chili

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef (at least 80% lean) or ground turkey
  • 1 md
    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
    pinto beans, drained and rinsed (15 or 16 oz)
  • shredded cheddar cheese, if desired
  • sliced green onions, if desired

How To Make slow cooker salsa chili

  • 1
    Cook beef/ turkey with onion in skillet over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occaisionally, until thoroughly cooked. Drain.
  • 2
    In a 3 - 4 quart slow cooker, mix beef/ turkey mixture and the remaining ingredients except beans.
  • 3
    Cover and cook on the Low heat setting for 8 - 10 hours.
  • 4
    Stir in beans. Cover and continue to cook for another 5 minutes to heat the beans. Top with cheese and onions if desired.
  • 5
    Vary this recipe by using black beans. If you prefer a milder chili, use mild salsa and a little less chili powder.
  • 6
    This recipe can be doubled: use a 5 - 6 quart slow cooker and cook for the same amount of time.