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No Alarm Crockpot Chili

This quick and easy No Alarm Crockpot Chili requires very little prep, and is packed full of flavor. Set it in the morning and by dinner time enjoy the perfect comfort meal.
Course Comfort Food, Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Crockpot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 - 2 LB Ground Beef (Sub Turkey, if preferred)
  • 8 Strips Thick Cut Bacon
  • 15 Oz Can of Pinto Beans, Drained
  • 15 Oz Can of Black Beans, Drained
  • 15 Oz Can of Kidney Beans, Drained
  • 1 Can Chili Magic Chili Starter
  • 15 Oz Can of Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Diced Green Chiles (Mild), Drained
  • 6 Oz Tomato Paste
  • 3 Cups Diced Bell Peppers (One Red, One Orange, One Yellow)
  • 1 Whole Onion, Diced
  • 2 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 Packet McCormick Mild Chili Seasonings
  • 1 Packet McCormick Original Chili Seasonings
  • 2 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 TBSP Minced Garlic
  • (Additional Seasonings Needed: To Taste-- Dried Oregano, Ground Cumin, Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, Smoked Paprika, Chili Powder)

Instructions
 

  • Start by crisping up your bacon in a pan over medium-high heat.
  • While you bacon is cooking, roughly dice your peppers and onions.
  • Once your bacon is cooked through, set on a paper towel to drain excess grease.
  • Add your peppers, onions, and minced garlic directly into the bacon grease and saute until onions are translucent and peppers are soft. Drain and set aside.
  • Put your ground beef directly into the same pan, cook until browned, and drain. Add *both* McCormick seasonings envelopes to the meat and make sure it's mixed thoroughly.
  • Add your ground beef, peppers, onions, and garlic, chopped bacon, and the remainder of the ingredients into a large crockpot.
  • Give everything a really good stir before adding additional seasonings. Do this to taste!
  • Cook for 6-8 hours on Low or 3-4 Hours on High. I recommend low because it gives all of your flavors the opportunity to really combine together.

Notes

I love serving this with a nice hunk of corn bread, and I personally add green onions, shredded cheese, and sour cream. 
 
This is also super yummy on hot dogs, burgers, tots, etc. You can create a little cornstarch/water mixture to thicken it up for those dishes, if that's your preference. 
 
**Also-- I've had some people mention that "so and so" wouldn't eat this because of the bell peppers. I promise they're not crunchy in this, and they blend right in. Sneak in those much needed veggies wherever you can!**