Frozen Home Chili

"I made this chili with my wife and son when it was so cold outside that all of our doors were frozen and we could not get out of the house for over a day. Luckily, we had all of the ingredients we needed for our chili and started preparing it in the morning. We let the chili sit in the slow cooker for about 6 hours and then we ate it together for dinner and watched some classic movies for the rest of the night. This was one of the best days of my life!"

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

6 hours

Paired With

Main Protein



Lean Ground beef (80/20) 3 lbs, 1, 3 tbsp, 2 tbsp, 1 tbsp, 1 tbsp, 2 10 oz cans, 2 15 oz cans, 1 6 oz can, 1 14 oz can, 5 tbsp, 1 tbsp, 2 tbsp, 1 tbsp, 2 tbsp, 2 tbsp, 1 tbsp, 4 leaves
Yellow Onion
Worcestershire Sauce
Garlic Salt
Black pepper
Diced tomatoes with green chilies
Tomato sauce
Tomato paste
Beef broth
Chili powder
Cocoa powder
Dried Oregano
Smoked Paprika
Dried Basil leaves


  • Brown ground beef in skillet with garlic salt, salt, black pepper and Worcestershire sauce, drain grease and place in slow cooker
  • Dice onion and place in same skillet on medium heat with butter for 3 minutes, then place in slow cooker
  • Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and beef broth to slow cooker and stir
  • Turn on Low heat on slow cooker
  • Add chili powder, cocoa powder, cumin, dried oregano, smoked paprika, and sriracha to slow cooker and stir
  • Add 4 basil leaves, cover the slow cooker and cook for 6 hours, stirring occasionally