Chili is always at the top of my list when the weather cools and a chili recipe where a slow cooker does the work for me is even better!
I love how hearty a good chili is and you can serve it so many different ways that leftovers are never a problem—ladled on hot dogs, spooned over baked potatoes, or just piled high in a bowl with toppings!
This beef and bean chili is an easy, classic family-favorite recipe.
HOW TO MAKE CHILI IN A SLOW COOKER
I highly recommend browning the beef in a skillet along with the onions and garlic before adding the meat to your slow cooker. The browning process amps up the savory flavors in the chili and gives the spices a chance to bloom, which enhances their flavor.
If you don’t have time or you just don’t want to brown the beef you don’t have to. The beef will cook fine in the slow cooker and it will be completely safe to…