This is medium-spicy, but like any chili recipe, you can modify this for your own taste by adjusting the amount of chipotle and chili powder used, and the type of canned tomatoes with peppers you use. I used Del Monte's Diced Tomatoes with Zesty Jalapenos, which I think is kickier than the typical tomatoes & green chilis. I brown ground beef on the side for my husband to put into his portion. I usually use cooked dried beans instead of canned.
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed (or 1 1/2 - 2 cups cooked beans)
- 1 (15 ounce) can navy beans, drained and rinsed (or 1 1/2 - 2 cups cooked beans)
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) candiced tomatoes and green chilies or 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes with jalapenos
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon sweet Hungarian paprika
- 1 tablespoon dried cilantro (optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon chipotle chile, minced
- Stir everything together in a 4 1/2 quart or larger slow cooker.
- Set power to low and cook for 6 hours or longer (we usually let this cook for 10 hours).
- Serve with cheese or sour cream if you wish.
Always a treat to come home and have dinner ready...this is a great chili recipe to add to my arsenal, and takes less work than some of my other favorites!
I tried this yesterday and cut down on the amount of spice-i added one tablespoon of chili powder and one chipotle chili only, as i was not sure how spicy it would be. The chipoltle chili was from a can in adobe sauce as i could not get any dried, i don't know if a dried one would have given a different flavour? I enjoyed it, but could handle some more spice, but not sure my hubby would agree! It was tasty and there was lots of liquid. I am just getting used to my slow cooker, and i have noticed that the last few things i have cooked sem to have an aftertaste of sorts.Anyway, i would definately try this again, thank you
I have been wanting to try this and finally got around to it today. The tomatoes didn't cook into a broth like they did for one member, rather, it got very thick as it cooked. I used cannelini beans for the navy beans, but other than that, everything was the same. I didn't really care for the taste as far as a meal goes, but I think it might be good on a hotdog as a chili condiment. Thanks for the recipe, always nice to try something new.