Chilli is one of those meals that my whole family loves and when it’s chili night at our house that also means I get the night off from cooking because this delicious and easy Chili recipe is made in the crockpot!
I am a big fan of cooking in the crockpot whenever possible because it makes the evenings go really smooth at my house. I like pretending like I have the night off, even though as a mom and wife, there really is no such thing as having time off.
The kitchen still needs to be cleaned after dinner, the dogs still need to be fed, the lunches for the next day need to be packed, and if something gets lost, mom is lead detective on that case every time.
So I guess it’s really just a night off from cooking but I’ll take it!
The only downside to using the crockpot to make chili is that you have to get started a little bit earlier in the morning to prepare your dinner but in my opinion, it is totally worth it.
The mornings are much quieter at my house and before 7 am it feels like a ghost town. My husband leaves for work so early that when I wake up there is just a hint of the scent of his coffee lingering and I already find myself missing him even though the day has just begun for me.
Sometimes it feels great to start cooking in the kitchen as soon as I wake, I enjoy the view of the sunrise and the fresh start each morning brings. When I say sometimes, I mean it! Some mornings I feel the exact opposite and getting out of bed just to do chores in my kitchen seems like cruel torture although this crockpot chili is actually the perfect meal for both of my personalities.
I love being able to just dump a bunch of chili ingredients into the crockpot and then forget about it until dinner time. It reminds me of one of those infomercials from back in the day, just set it and forget it, seriously that is what you do, so simple.
If you are lucky like I am, you have a self-stirring crockpot, if not get it here because that really frees up your time and keeps your food from burning to the sides of the crockpot.
Another thing I love about this Easy CrockPot Chili Recipe is that you can customize it any way you want both before cooking and after. You can add some veggies in there and your kids will not even notice or you can change the flavor with some onions or peppers depending on your preference.
This recipe will fill the crockpot and for my family of three that provides plenty of Chili to enjoy this meal two days in a row, or if you want to make a couple of adjustments you can use the leftovers to make this Crock Pot Chilli Mac Recipe.
After the Easy Crock Pot Chili is done, we like to add cheese, sour cream, and crackers to our bowls. I love the way the dairy adds a creamy flavor to the chili and the crackers offer a delicious crunch. I am drooling just thinking about it, thankfully I have a crockpot of chili cooking right now.