"15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili is hearty and delicious, making it the perfect food to fuel the crowd on game day or a delicious easy weeknight meal! When serving a crowd, we put this chili on in the morning and then prepare a chili bar with toppings so our guests can help themselves!"
1lb. lean ground beef
1 onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomato with green chiles
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
8 cups beef broth
1 packet of your favorite chili seasoning mix (approx. 1.5 oz)
salt & pepper to taste
Rinse beans and remove any debris.
Brown beef over medium heat until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
In a 6QT slow cooker, combine beans, beef, onion, peppers, and broth.
Stir in Hurst's ham flavor packet and ½ of the chili seasoning mix.
Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until beans are tender.
Add in diced tomatoes, tomato paste and remainder of chili seasoning mix.
Cook for additional 30 minutes.
Try not to lift the lid during cooking! It can make the cooking time take much longer.
Do not add tomatoes or tomato paste until beans are softened.
Add your favorite toppings such as sour cream, cheddar cheese, sliced jalapeño or chopped onion.
Great served over macaroni noodles, rice, or with a big slice of cornbread.