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Zippy Slow-Cooked Chili

Zippy Slow-Cooked Chili

Overall Time

Preparation: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours


6 portions

Serve up steaming bowls of this chili to warm your household on a cold winter season’s day … and you’ll get plenty of compliments! Travis Skroch of Stratford, Wisconsin shared the dish for the perfectly spiced chili that simmers all day in the sluggish cooker.

Zippy Slow-Cooked Chili Dish photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound lean hamburger (90% lean)
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) vegetarian chili with beans
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 6 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives


  1. In a nonstick frying pan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 3-qt. sluggish cooker. Include the tomatoes, onion, green pepper, chili, tomato sauce, chili powder, parsley, basil, cumin, garlic, oregano, pepper and hot pepper sauce. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or till the vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with cheese and chives prior to serving.

Nutrition Truths

1-1/3 cups: 266 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 759 mg salt, 27 g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 8g fiber), 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

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