Slowcooker Classic American Chili #SundaySupper (ad)

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by the Beef Checkoff in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

Slowcooker Classic American Chili is so simple and delicious! I've been making this for over a decade--a family favorite! | Recipe at MealPlanningMagic.com

I’ve been making a version of this chili for over a decade now and it is one of my family’s favorites! Inspired by a recipe I originally found in a Cooking Light magazine, I love that it makes enough that we can enjoy it one night for dinner and put the leftovers in the freezer to eat another day. Double win-win! This Slowcooker Classic American Chili features ground round, a lean cut of beef, tomatoes, kidney beans and spices—and a secret ingredient of red wine. With all those ingredients, it’s a nutritious, protein-rich meal that is bursting with flavor! It really helps satisfy our hunger—perfect on cool fall or winter nights!

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This week I’m partnering again with The Beef Checkoff and Sunday Supper Movement and other bloggers to share my recipe with you all. (Check out my other Beef Checkoff posts like this Bistro Style Steak and Onion Sandwich or this Slowcooker Italian Beef and Barley Vegetable Soup). Not only will you find inspiration for nutritious recipe ideas featuring lean beef by visiting their blogs using the links below, I encourage you to check out The Beef Checkoff’s website for a TON of great recipes featuring lean beef and other healthy ingredients. You can find leaner cuts of meat by checking out the Interactive Butcher Counter. Search for the cuts with the green lean icon to find recipes you might like to try! Plus, it’s a great resource to help you choose and prepare beef.

Slowcooker Classic American Chili is so simple and delicious! I've been making this for over a decade--a family favorite! | Recipe at MealPlanningMagic.com

Slowcooker Classic American Chili #SundaySupper (ad)
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Serves: 8-10
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground round (95% lean beef)
  • 1 pound turkey Italian sausage (mild or hot depending on your preference)
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups Merlot or other fruity red wine
  • 1 (28-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat a large saute pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add beef and sausage. Cook about 8 minutes or until sausage and beef are browned, stirring to crumble.
  2. Transfer to slowcooker. Add all remaining ingredients (onion through kidney beans) EXCEPT cheese to slowcooker. Stir to combine.
  3. Set slowcooker to cook on LOW for 8-10 hours or on HIGH for 4-6 hours.
  4. To serve, discard the bay leaves. Sprinkle each serving with cheddar cheese.
Notes
Choose the types of tomatoes you like best. We like our chili more sauce-like so the petite diced and crushed tomatoes work well. Feel free to use regular diced or even whole, crushed by you, tomatoes to customize it.

Like most chilies, this version tastes even better the next day.

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For more healthy beef meal ideas, be sure to check out The Beef Checkoff website or follow their Healthy Meals With Beef Pinterest boards or find them on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for even more recipe inspiration. You can also check out the Sunday Supper Pinterest board for even more great ideas!

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This post is sponsored by the Beef Checkoff in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

Slowcooker Classic American Chili is so simple and delicious! I've been making this for over a decade--a family favorite! | Recipe at MealPlanningMagic.com

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