Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage Chili

A quick and hearty recipe for perfect to toss in the slow cooker and have ready when you walk in the door with a few simple ingredients and spicy sausage!


- Onions - Red peppers - Chili powder - Vegetable oil - Garlic - Cumin - Oregano - Chicken broth - Water - Navy beans - Kielbasa sausage - Andouille sausage - Soy sauce


Prep the veggies: In a large microwave safe bowl, add the onions, red peppers, chili powder, vegetable oil, garlic cloves, cumin, and oregano.

Microwave in 1 minute bursts for 5 minutes, until the onions are softened, stirring after every minute.

Add to Slow Cooker: Add the broth and water to the slow cooker. Stir in the onions, beans, and sausage.

In a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce, brown sugar, minced chipotle, and liquid smoke. Stir into the slow cooker. Add the bay leaves and let cook on low for 9 to 11 hours.

Let the chili chill for 5 minutes off heat. Skim and needed fat from the surface. Strain 1 cup of cooked beans into a shallow dish and mash with a potato masher.

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