Five Alarm Chili

Five Alarm Chili

For a slow cooker beef chili recipe that will overwhelm your taste buds with flavor and spice, give this easy recipe a try. Easy recipes for a slow cooker are rarely as spicy and delicious as this recipe.

Notes

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Cooking MethodSlow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef round
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, minced
  • 1/4 cup plus 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 14 1/2 oounce cans whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 15 1/2 ounces can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup Colby cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, brown beef, onion, and garlic in oil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Drain off excess oil.
     
  2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer beef mixture to a slow cooker and combine with olive oil, bell pepper, jalapenos, 1/4 cup chili powder, oregano, cumin, tomatoes, beef broth and pinto beans. Stir to mix well.
     
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours. Stir once during the last hour if cooking on High.
     
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sour cream, cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, onion powder, and cayenne. Stir well to blend evenly. Refrigerate until ready to use.
     
  5. Return to room temperature before spooning a dollop onto each serving of chili. Sprinkle with Colby cheese and serve.
     

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