Hello friends and happy October! Here in DC we are still in that in-between season where it feels like summer one day and fall the next. But, every year, on that first fall day, when the temperature drops below 60 degrees, I break out the crockpot to make one of my favorite things – crockpot taco chili. It is seriously delicious and super easy. I made this a couple weeks ago, shared it on my Instagram stories, and almost everyone wanted the recipe. So, here we are!
In general, I feel like crockpot recipes have a reputation for being easy, but this recipe makes all the other crockpot recipes out there look like running a marathon. Seriously, y’all! This recipe doesn’t require any measuring cups or spoons at all. And, as you can see from the ingredients list & steps, it’s really quite simple. As long as you have a crockpot (aka slow cooker), you’re good to go! Our crockpot is 7 quarts, and this recipe makes about 5 quarts. So keep that in mind, in case you want to make more or less.
- 2lbs. ground chicken (works just as well with turkey or beef)
- 2 cans whole kernel corn
- 2 cans fire roasted salsa tomatoes
- 2 cans of black beans (I recommend original or low salt)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 packets taco seasoning mix
- Place the raw ground chicken into the crockpot.
- Add contents of all canned goods & taco seasoning into the crockpot.
- Mix ingredients together.
- Turn the crockpot to medium heat and let it cook for six hours. If you can, stir every couple hours.
- Finally, serve and top with cheese, sour cream, cilantro and whatever you like!
And, that’s it! Often, I eat mine with some tortilla chips or cornbread on the side. The ingredients fill up our crockpot pretty well, but you could easily cut it in half if you want less or have a smaller crockpot. I like to make one big batch at the beginning of the week so we have it for a few meals and lunches. Sometimes we freeze half of it to save for later too,
I have experimented with different meats, mixtures of meats and variations of the canned goods. This recipe is the most classic and consistently delicious one that I make most often.
Now, I would love to hear what your favorite crockpot recipes are for fall and winter. Have you ever made of tried crockpot taco chili? And, if you make this, I’d love to hear how you like it.