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Yields 10+ Bowls

Gourmet Slo Cooker Chili

10 minPrep Time

4 hrCook Time

4 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 1 lb . Ground Beef (very lean)
  • 1 med Onion (Chopped (½ cup)
  • 1 8 oz jar Tomato Sauce
  • 1 14 oz can Tomatoes (diced, or 2 cups fresh diced tomatoes)
  • ¼ cup Celery (1 stalk, diced)
  • 1 cup Green Pepper (or ½ green and ½ red peppers, diced)
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic (minced, 1 large clove)
  • 1½ Tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • ¼ tsp. Black Pepper (or red if you dare!)
  • 1 16 oz can Kidney Beans (Garbanzo Beans, or other Bean of Choice, drained)
  • ½ cup Water (Broth or Bouillon, add more as needed for consistency)
  • ½ cup Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)
  • Sour Cream and Cilantro (for garnish if desired)
  • Cookware used:
  • Kitchen Kutter
  • 4 Quart Stock Pot with Cover and Gourmet Slo Cooker Base
  • or 4 Quart Gourmet Slo Cooker with Base


  1. Prepare onion, green/red pepper and celery using #2 cone on your Kitchen Kutter; mince fresh garlic.
  2. Brown meat over medium heat in stock pot on the range until meat has just about lost its pink color. Add vegetables and garlic; cook about 1 additional minute. Add the remaining ingredients except the cheese. Stir to mix.
  3. Place stock pot on Gourmet Slo Cooker and cook on setting #2 for 4 hours, or #3 for 3 hours, #4 for 2 hours. At end of cooking time, season it to taste. Add more liquid as needed for desired consistency.
  4. Ladle chili into bowls, sprinkle with cheese and serve. For a gourmet touch, offer a wide range of toppings to be added at the table.

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