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Easy Slow Cooker Chili Beans

Easy slow cooker chili beans that only require you to dump and go the ingredients in the slow cooker.
Course Comfort food
Servings 6 to 8 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 half jalapeño
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ white onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh or dried oregano.
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 1 twelve ounce pack smoked sausage links
  • One 16 ounce can of pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
  • One 16 ounce can of dark kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • One 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes (drained)
  • One 10 ounce can of rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • One 15 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 & ½ tablespoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt (divided)
  • Sour cream (optional for garnish)
  • ½ cup diced green onions (optional for garnish)

Instructions

  • Roughly dice the jalapeno, garlic cloves, onion, and green pepper.
  • Place the diced vegetables, and oregano into the slow cooker.
  • Add pinto beans, kidney, beans, diced tomatoes, rotel, tomato sauce, chicken broth, black pepper, and ½ teaspoon of salt to slow cooker.
  • Cook ground sausage. While ground sausage is cooking, slice the smoked sausage links and set aside.
  • Once the ground sausage is browned, drain excess fat from the ground sausage. Add the ground sausage to the slow cooker.
  • Place sliced smoked sausage into the pan that was used to brown the ground sausage. Brown both sides of sliced smoked sausage pieces.
  • Add browned sliced sausage to slow cooker.
  • Gently stir all ingredients.
  • Cook on low 6-7 hours in the slow cooker.
  • Once chili is done cooking taste the chili mixture and add the other ½ teaspoon of salt if you desire. Continue to salt to taste as needed.
  • Once the chili mixture is cooked, the sauce will thicken as it sits.

Notes

Tasty Tip:
If you would like for your sliced sausage to have a crunch, add these sausage into the slow cooker at the end of the cooking process.
Adjust the heat/spicy level by removing the seeds from the jalapenos. This will allow for a mild heat level.
Add one whole jalapeno for an increased heat/spicy level.