This Slow Cooker Pinto Bean Chili will fill your house with mouth-watering, chili flavor. This recipe is sponsored by Luck’s.
When autumn comes to the south, I look forward to two things.
Leaves on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Slow cooker meals.
Knowing that my favorite chili recipe is cooking in the slow cooker while exploring the vibrant colors of fall on the Blue Ridge Parkway is the best of both worlds. If you live in the south, you know exactly to what I’m referring. If you do not, place an autumn trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway on your bucket list. Regardless of your location, this Slow Cooker Pinto Bean Chili should go on everyone’s fall recipe list.
My husband deemed this “the best chili that has ever been in this house.” He’s partial to anything with pinto beans. As a child, his southern grandmother had a family favorite recipe known as Bean Biscuits filled with, well, pinto beans. It was a scratch made biscuit filled with Luck’s Pinto Beans. Luck’s Pinto Beans are soaked and simmered longer than other pinto beans, making them flavorful for southern-style recipes. I took that same, familiar pinto bean flavor and made a fantastic fall chili.
Rather than using traditional kidney or chili beans, this recipe utilizes pinto beans. The southern flavor shines through with pinto beans, and cooks can add their own variety and amount of spices. Cooking with canned beans makes this recipe easy and convenient, especially for busy families.
Are you ready to crank up that slow cooker? Grab these ingredients and get to cooking!
Slow Cooker Pinto Bean Chili Ingredients:
- (2) Cans of Luck’s Pinto Beans
- (1) pound ground beef
- (1) red onion, diced
- (1) green pepper, diced
- (1) jalapeno pepper, diced
- 13 ounces crushed tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- Pink Himalayan sea salt
- Black pepper
- Optional toppings: mild cheddar shredded cheese, green onion
Directions to Make
Cook the ground beef in a skillet just until browned. This may be done the night before and placed in the refrigerator if you are making the recipe while at work the next day or you do not have time to cook the ground beef right before placing ingredients in the slow cooker.
Place the browned ground beef, onion, green pepper, jalapeno pepper, tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, chili powder, cumin, and Luck’s Pinto Beans in the slow cooker. Stir.
Add sea salt and black pepper as desired. Stir.
Add water, one cup at a time, until the chili is at the desired thickness.
Cook on low for 6 hours.
Serve with optional toppings, chips, or cornbread.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Luck’s.