Small Batch Crock Pot Chili. Simmered in your Crock Pot all day, this is a flavor-packed small batch of delicious Chili, perfect for 3 to 4 people. Sometimes you just want a small amount of Chili, but most versions make a huge amount. As I’ve said before, my crazy family is not very fond of leftovers, and I absolutely hate having to throw food away. This is also very simple and easy to make. Chop up some meat and onions, throw in some beans and tomato stuff, add a few seasoning – AND you’re done!! Seriously, the prep is done in less than 10 minutes.
I took about 1 and 1/2 pounds of sirloin steak and chopped it into bite-sized pieces and diced a small sweet onion. If you have time, brown the meat and onions for a little extra flavor. Sometimes it happens. Sometimes it doesn’t. Who knows – depends on my mood. No sirloin, no problem. Use what you have – even ground beef. I used a can of pinto beans and a can of chili beans. Again – No beans, no problem. I know some people don’t like beans in their chili – just add a little extra meat. My oldest isn’t super fond of tomato pieces, so I took a can of tomatoes with green chilis and whirled them through my Ninja (man I love that thing!) Then I threw in a can of tomato sauce and a small can of green chilis. Other than seasonings, done. Told you it only took about 10 minutes. Add your spices and cook on low for about 8 hours – best stuff ever. And you don’t have to eat it every day for the next week! Enjoy!!! Make sure you pin for later!
Small Batch Crock Pot Chili
Small Batch Crock Pot Chili. Simmered in your Crock Pot all day long, this is a flavor-packed small batch of delicious Chili, perfect for 3 to 4 people.
- 1 & 1/2 lbs Sirloin Steak diced
- 1 small Sweet Onion diced
- 1 4 oz can Diced Green Chilies
- 1 15 oz can Pinto Beans drained
- 1 15 oz can Chili Beans with Chili Spices not drained
- 1 15 oz can Tomatoes with Green Chilies crushed
- 1 15 oz can Tomato Sauce
- 1 tbsp Chili Powder
- 1/2 tbsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 1/2 t Garlic Salt
- 1/2 tbsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes or to taste
- 1-2 tsp Tomato Paste optional
Brown meat and onions if you have time. If not just add to the Crock Pot
Whirl tomatoes through a blender or Ninja to crush them. These do not have to be crushed - just my family's preference.
Add remaining ingredients except for spices and tomato paste.
Spices are a personal choice - We like our Chili sort of spicy. This is not extremely hot. The spices will definitely get mellower in the Crock Pot. Remember though - you can always add more, but once it's in there - it's in there.
Once your Chili is almost done, you can add a few tablespoons of the tomato paste as needed to thicken it up a little bit. The Crock-Pot doesn't let the liquid evaporate very much. The tomato paste also adds a bit of a rich flavor to the dish. Totally optional!
Enjoy with your favorite Chili toppings!!
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This is an easy to adjust recipe. Make it your own. Change up the meat. Use different beans or even no beans. Be creative and Enjoy.