Too Easy Crockpot Chili



1 lbs ground sirloin
¼ cup taco seasoning mix (or 1 pkg…I use bulk)
6 oz salsa
16 oz canned kidney beans — undrained
15 oz canned black beans — undrained
14 ½ oz diced tomatoes — undrained
pinch — sugar


Brown ground beef in skillet, drain.

Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.

Cover. Heat on High until mixture come to a boil. Reduce heat to Low. Simmer 1 1/2 hours.

To reduce liquids, continue cooking uncovered.

Top individual servings with choice of shredded cheese, onions, sour cream, guacamole, etc.

NOTES : I usually have my meat pre-browned and frozen to make this quicker.
I sometimes substitute half ground turkey.
I usually cook it on Low or Medium for several hours.
I usually serve it over Fritos or rice.

It works well for large groups (I always at least double it), I get raves every time I make it, and it literally takes minutes to throw in the crockpot (and smells wonderful!). Having the meat pre-browned helps, but it’s still disgustingly simple…basically opening a few cans (and yes, I use free-range beef, low-sodium. organic beans and diced tomatoes, and no-MSG taco seasoning! )

Make sure to check out Dining With Debbie’s Crockpot Wednesdays for more great crockpot recipes.


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  1. never made chilli with taco seasoning what a great idea I will try this

  2. Sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner. It's been a difficult week due to the death of our neighbor. I sincerely appreciate your post and hope to see you here again next week. I am anxious to give your recipe a try. Thanks again. Crock Pot Wednesday

  3. Glad I stopped by… you have such a nice blog.Lynne

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