Need a simple slow cooker meal for this weekend? My kids (and I) love chili! To make this easy slow cooker chorizo chili #Whole30 compliant leave out the beans and serve over avocado!
My husband bought me a new slow cooker from All-Clad last year that lets me cook with the insert on the stove and then pop the insert into the crockpot. ❤ One less dirty dish to clean. If you’re in the market for a new slow cooker, that’s my PSA for today! I love mine.
A few years ago, I found ground chorizo pork sausage from one of our local farmers. Ever since that day, I have found so many ways to incorporate chorizo into my traditional recipes. Adding chorizo to a simple chili recipe will really change the whole taste. I guarantee this chili will become a family favorite. This chili has even won a neighborhood chili cook-off. It’s legit.
I feel like I need to chit chat with you all before I give you the actual recipe but I think the recipe speaks for itself. Super easy. Totally delicious. To stretch it out so I have leftovers that I can freeze, I like to toss some potatoes into the oven and bake them for about an hour. Chili over a baked potato is so delicious and very filling. I am certain you will have leftover chili if you serve your chili over a baked potato and add all your favorite toppings – cheese, scallions, fresh tomatoes, jalapeno peppers. All of the things. So good.
If you are feeling extra creative, make a chili bar so your kids or friends can select their own toppings to make their chorizo chili uniquely theirs.
Chili Is Great As Leftovers
When I have leftovers, I like to freeze the extra in a quart-sized plastic container or use freezer bags and lay them flat. When I need to thaw the chili, I just stick the container in a large pot of warm water and change out the water every so often until it has thawed. I then reheat the chili on the stovetop. Maybe make some more baked potatoes or just use avocados and tortilla chips. So many options. Let your leftover chili cool a bit before putting it in the freezer.
Easy Slow Cooker Chorizo Chili Recipe
Slow Cooker Chorizo Chili
This slow cooker chorizo chili is one of my most requested fall meals!
- 1.5 lbs ground beef
- 1 lb ground chorizo sausage
- 1 green pepper chopped
- 1 onion chopped
- 5 cloves garlic chopped
- 28 oz diced tomatoes
- 2 cans pinto beans
- 3 T chili powder
- 1 T cumin
- 1 t coriander
- 1 t salt
- 1 t ground pepper
Brown 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef and 1 lb of sausage - chorizo, Cajun, or plain - but I highly recommend chorizo! Add 1-2 chopped green peppers, 1 large onion, 5 cloves garlic, 1 large can diced tomatoes, 1 can of beans (or 2 or 3 if your kids love them!), 3 T chili powder, 1 T cumin, 1 t coriander, salt, and pepper. Stir. Cook in a slow cooker on high for 3 to 4 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours. Serve with tortilla chips and avocado or serve over baked potatoes. Top with cheese, chopped scallions, jalapenos, and sour cream.