Simple 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!
For Slow Cooker Chili
- 2 onions minced
- 2 red peppers stemmed seeded and minced
- ¼ cup chili powder
- 3 tbs vegetable oil
- 5 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tbs ground cumin
- 1 tbs dried oregano
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 ½ cups water
- 1 lbs dried navy beans rinsed and picked over
- 1 lbs kielbasa sausage cut into ½" slices
- 8 oz andouille sausage cut into ½" slices
- 2 tbs soy sauce
- 1 tbs brown sugar
- 1 tbs minced chipotle in adobo sauce
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 2 bay leaves
- salt and pepper
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.
Stir the mashed beans back into the chili and allow to thicken 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper as needed.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 775kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 2118mg | Potassium: 1709mg | Fiber: 24g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4392IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 9mg