Super easy crockpot chili was on the menu over here tonight! I made a huge batch because I’m taking some to a friend with a newborn tomorrow, and we ate the rest for dinner tonight!
- About 6 cans of beans drained OR 6 cups of dried white and black beans, soaked, plus 1 can kidney beans [see note]
- 2 cans diced tomatoes
- 3.5 cups broth
- 1.5 cups frozen corn
- 6 celery stalks diced
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp Liquid Smoke
- 1 tsp Worcestershire
- 1 tsp cumin
- 2 cloves minced garlic or garlic gold nuggets
- 1 tsp cocoa powder optional but increases the depth!
- 1 tsp salt if your broth is relatively low sodium - otherwise to taste
- Soak dried beans overnight, if using. Rinse.
- Chop celery.
- Add all ingredients to a crockpot and set to low for 6-8 hours.
It’s full of beans and smoky spices!
Topped with cheese + oikos – some of life’s greatest pleasures!
Low key candlelit Monday night dinner.
Super exciting Christmas cookie that our neighbor kids brought over last night!! Love frosting!
I’ve got everything done on my list for today (except read every blog post in my Google Reader!) but I think I’m going to start a movie with Matt – or start Hunger Games II, which I can’t believe hasn’t been cracked open yet!
Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio says
This looks great Kath! Do you use a crockpot often?
Im’ trying to use it more – because it is so darn convenient!! Maybe once a week?
Laura (Starloz) says
i adore chili, i might try your recipe.
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries says
mmmm chili! a perfect comfort cold weather meal in my opinion. i love crock pot versions because of their simplicity too!
Katie @ Raisins&Apples says
Chili looks GREAT! Hopefully it’ll cool down a little here soon and this will get on the menu.
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
That’s so sweet that kids brought cookies around! I wish we had kids in my condo to do that… but our concierges made us champagne punch and rum cake. 🙂
Now isn’t that better than what the kids would’ve brought you? LOL
Molly @ RDexposed says
I’m pulling out the crockpot this week. I shy away from using it since most crock pot recipes call for “cream of” soups. Gag.
I have NEVER used “cream of” soups in my crockpot….mmmmm?
Emily G. @ from my messy desk says
There is a great recipe for “cream of something” soup mix. It’s a dry mix of powdered milk and a few spices. All you do is mix it with water and it works amazzzingly! No more cream of- soups for me – at least not from the can!
Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles says
I know, I should use my crock pot more often…especially at this time of year where time is of the essence! Candle light dinner to start the week is so romantic! Love the act of kindness your neighbourhood kids displayed…truly in the spirit of Christmas!
Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl says
I was just thinking about making chili for my work’s potluck this Wednesday. Thanks for the recipe. I will check it out. Looks yummy!
Then all you have to do is bring the crockpot insert! You don’t have to scoop it into another pot. Anything for less dishes!
lynn @ the actor's diet says
crockpot chili is the best – i can’t believe i haven’t used mine yet this season!
Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife says
I LOVE crockpots. Makes life even more wonderful!
Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot says
I made a soup in the pot tonight and was just saying it’s really too bad it cannot cook every night! But I think the soup/stew concept would get old after a week or two…
This looks so delicious! I love making lentil soup in my crockpot! I will most definitely have to try this recipe though too!
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats says
I’m bookmarking that recipe! I’ve been looking for an easy crockpot chili recipe!
Can’t wait to try that crockpot recipe! Super YUM
Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says
Neighborhood kids bestowing Xmas cookies on you? Now that’s a neighborly thing 🙂
And crock pot…I should dust mine off sometime this decade! haha!
I love, love, love crockpot meals!!! The simplicity of it is what makes me happy. Tomorrow evening we are having a crockpot meal of a roast, potatoes, carrots, and onions–it cannot get any easier than that 🙂
YUM! I’ve been craving chili lately…this looks amazing. Also crock pots are aweomse
Army Amy* says
I’m always looking for more vegetarian crock pot dishes!*
kaila@ healthy helper blog! says
Mmmmm chili! Always nice on a cold night!
Jillian @ DNA and Dessert says
Tonight was chili night in my apartment too! Yum!
You make it look so easy! It makes my dinner (it literally just posted about eating a microwaved “healthy” can of chili) look so lazy. I’ll use exams as my excuse and add “Use crock pot” to my list of resolutions for 2012
You have a good reason!! Good luck with finals
The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh says
We’ve been eating chili 2 nights a week for the past 3 weeks. I LOVE chili nights because the first night it’s all ready after our workout and the 2nd night a quick heat up and boom, dinner’s ready! Love it!
I like your logo, it’s an eye catcher! I visited your blog and I will be bookmarking it.
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says
When I eat chili, my bowl is filled to the top! Half of it is usually cheese + yogurt though on top 🙂
It was a huuuuuge pottery barn bowl!
I love chilli- it’s a weekly dinner staple!
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More says
I was planning to make chili tonight but then next thing I knew it was 6:30 and I did NOT want to do anything, let alone wait for dinner. I should really make it tomorrow in my crock pot so I don’t have to do anything. Thank you for the inspiration! 😉
I love cooking soups in crockpot because it’s so easy!
Put everything in there and just forget about it for few hours! 🙂
Looks great 🙂
Kath Quote – “I made a huge batch because I’m taking some to a friend with a newborn tomorrow”
I guess nobody saw this? How very kind of you Kath! A newborn takes up a lot of the parent’s energy and someone bringing supper is so appreciated!
Roxanne, not to give you a hard time, but why do you feel the need to make five comments on each post?
Emily G. @ from my messy desk says
Because she is responding to other commenters. I don’t see anything wrong with being socialable – even if it’s on the internet via comments. I would rather be acknowledged than ignored.
Kath, i love reading your blog so i have your iphone app so i read your posts through there. but it would be amazing if there was a way to comment on the posts through there. hahaha.
nonetheless, your posts never fail to keep me entertained and excited to see what you had for b’fast, lunch, dinner, etc. 😀
I wish I had the genius to make this possible, but unfortunately I didn’t design it. Thanks for your comment though!
Lauren @ What Lauren Likes says
I need to use my crockpot more! Maybe I’ll try this recipe today 😀
Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous says
I love chili in the winter, so comforting!
Hope @ With A Side Of Hope says
That chili sounds and looks wonderful! 🙂 I love using the crock pot especially in the winter. It’s such a great feeling to come home from work and know dinner is ready!
Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count says
Chili is the best…going to make some next week. All veggie…very yummy…
Heather H says
Great recipe – my hubby loves chili, but I’ve never made it. Can’t wait to try this recipe out!
~Christy @ wonderofallthings says
All about the crock pot! Looks great 🙂 Likely on our menu this week, too!
Zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth says
I read the Hunger Games, having read rave reviews on your blog. What a macabre and horrible story! Strangely compelling though so I read it in 2 – 3 days but will not read any more of the trilogy. I want to read something prettier and altogether more pleasant next.
Awww – yeah it’s not all happy go lucky stuff. But intriguing and a great story
Kath, that looks great! What kinda cheese is that?
White sharp cheddar!
Sorry to say, but I tried this recipe today and it was a fail. I had dried black beans that I soaked overnight along with some pinto beans. We didn’t get home until late tonight so it had been cooking on low for almost 11 hours. The black beans weren’t fully cooked, but the pinto beans were soft. I’m going to try to cook it on the stovetop and see if I can get those black beans to soften up.
So sorry to hear that Nancy : ( maybe we each had different kinds of black beans?
You should consider switching to tomatoes that come in a glass jar, as the BPA found in canned tomatoes is the highest of any canned food due to the tomato acidity. They have the glass jar variety at WF.
Whitney Wall says
Made this on Sunday for the millionth time. Always so delicious, I added a pound of ground turkey and only half the liquid smoke. It is such an easy and delicious recipe…it also makes your house smell delicious! 🙂