Slow Cooker Chili

Recipe Courtesy of Mushrooms Canada


Slow cookers make preparing dinners like this chili a breeze, and reduces the amount of added fat or oil.

Serves 6
Prep Time: 20 mins.
Cook Time: 5 hours


8 oz fresh crimini Mushrooms
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 lb lean ground beef, crumbled
1 green pepper, finely chopped
1 red pepper, finely chopped
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
2 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp dried minced garlic
1/4 tsp dried minced onion
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt


Place the mushrooms, onion and garlic in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped. Combine the mushroom mixture, ground beef, green pepper, red pepper and beans in a slow cooker.

Stir the diced tomatoes with the tomato paste, chili powder, seasoning blend, cumin and salt until well combined. Pour the tomato mixture into the slow cooker. Cook on high for 5 hours or on low for 10 hours.

Tip: Garnish with cheddar cheese, sour cream, green onion and serve with tortilla chips or in a bread bowl for a fun and tasty dinner.


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