Game Day calls for Game Time food, and nothing says that better than Slow Cooker Chili!  While there are times and places for fancy, spicy or kicked up versions of this American classic, sometimes you just want hearty and tasty without the fuss.  This version is so simple you’ll want it on your dinner rotation even when there is no game to cheer for.

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Game Time Slow Cooker ChiliThere are so many things I love about cold weather (I know, I’m an odd duck when it comes to that statement). But two of my favorite things about the Fall & Winter months are football and football food.  And few foods say “GO TEAM” as much as a steaming bowl of chili.

Being a food blogger, it’s in my DNA to want to change things up, play with ingredients, and create new and different ways of some of the dishes we all love.  However, even I get tired of the pressure to use the latest and trendy ingredients in dishes.  Sometimes I want something familiar and just plain delicious. This simple and super flavorful chili hits the spot in that regard, and that’s why I am turning the beautiful simplicity of recipes like this more often. I mean, you can’t argue with tried and true methods, right?

When I want a chili that is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, I turn to my Wildtree ingredients.  Especially when there are more important things to pay attention to than how many ingredients I can get into a bowl of chili (like who’s playing in the big game!).  Wildtree blends give me confidence that I will win the day with whatever I use them in.  That’s not only because they taste so great, but because I can be sure that there are no crazy chemicals or other unwanted ingredients lurking in them.

And this Chili Blend is a perfect example of that.  Bold flavors, trusted ingredients, and simplicity of use means this blend is on regular rotation in my kitchen.  Not only for chili, these flavors are super when used in baked beans, sprinkled on chicken wings, or even stirred into scrambled eggs.  Yeah, it’s that good.

Grab a Wildtree Chili Blend and grab your slow cooker for this Game Time Chili!  It will help you make sure that no matter the outcome of the game, you and your guests come out with a win!

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Game Time Slow Cooker Chili -- Wildtree Wednesday
Print Recipe
Chili is comfort defined. And no game day table is complete without a big pot of it ready for a crowd. Using Wildtree ingredients means you can be sure that you and your fans will fill up without being bogged down with needless fillers. Game Time Slow Cooker Chili is a winner in any book!
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Game-Time-Slow-Cooker-Chili
Game Time Slow Cooker Chili -- Wildtree Wednesday
Print Recipe
Chili is comfort defined. And no game day table is complete without a big pot of it ready for a crowd. Using Wildtree ingredients means you can be sure that you and your fans will fill up without being bogged down with needless fillers. Game Time Slow Cooker Chili is a winner in any book!
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Servings Prep Time
6 people 20 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Instructions
  1. Dice onions & bell peppers. Drain & rinse black beans.
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  2. In either a large dutch oven, or a cast iron insert of a slow cooker, heat grapeseed oil over medium high heat. Saute onions & peppers until softened, about 15 minutes.
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  3. Add beef to pot, Sprinkle mixture with Leslie's Chili Blend. Cook until meat is browned, about 15 minutes.
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  4. Add beans & tomato sauce.; stir to incorporate. If using a dutch oven, transfer mixture to slow cooker. Cover & cook on low for 6 hours. Add water depending on whether you like your chili a little thinner.
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  5. Serve topped with dollop of Greek yogurt & parsley.
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Recipe Notes

What goes great with chili? Why, BEER of course! Or in this case, Beer Bread!  I admit that I am not a baker, so Wildtree's Quick & Easy Beer Bread Mix is the answer to my prayers when I need a quick and hearty bread to dip into my Game Time Chili.  Add the beer of your choice to the mix, stir it up, and stick it in the oven.  Poof!  Beer bread for a crowd!  That's definitely something else to cheer about!

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