Crock Pot Italian Style Chili

January 10, 2019

Hello blog friends.  It's been awhile and I'm happy to be back from my holiday blogging break.

I really enjoyed taking the time off to spend time celebrating the holidays with my family and friends.  

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all a Happy New Year.

This is my first post of 2019 and I thought I would share with you a crock pot recipe.

  One of the best ways I love to warm up on a cold winter night is with a bowl of hot chili.  

I recently made crock pot chili but Italian style.  

If you like chili then you are going to love this easy recipe.  

Take a look below, and you will see the chili cooking in my brand new crock pot.  The last two crock pots I had broke.

I really missed making weeknight meals in a crock pot.  This is one of the easiest ways for me to get a good dinner on the table and I don't have to be slaving over a hot stove.  

Well, after searching in the stores, I was so happy when I found this crock pot on sale for only $20.  The crock pot may not be that fancy, but it works just perfect for me.

Below you can see the chili all cooked after cooking on High for about five hours.  

I served the chili with brown rice that I made in my Instant Pot.  The brown rice cooks so fast and comes out fluffy.

For the easy recipe to make Instant Pot Rice, you can click here.



1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 green peppers, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 jar tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 can black beans, drained
1 can red kidney beans, drained
1 can corn, drained
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon Mrs. Dash seasoning
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
crock pot
non-stick spray


Cook beef in skillet until browned.  Pour off and drain fat from browned beef.  Spray non-stick spray into crock pot.  Mix the rest of the ingredients into the crock pot.  Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or set on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours or until done.


Yummy Chili!

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  1. Julie,
    This looks really yummy and perfect for the Winter!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  2. This is really an easy yet delicious dish. It looks so comforting!

  3. Hi Julie, I'm following you in Instagram, will you follow me back please?

  4. That looks SO good! We have chili on the menu for this weekend. My hubby makes NY chili (that's where he was born)...I like it better than Texas style now! Enjoy your day! Hugs!

  5. This sounds delicious Julie! I'll have to try it. Happy New Year to you.
    Tamara xo

  6. Julie, this looks fabulous! I am making a chicken soup in my crock pot as I type. I am off to pin your recipe as I was just thinking chili would great. Thanks!

  7. This look yummy Julie I could just eat some right now. xx

  8. I love chili, and love the idea of making it in a crock pot more! Pinning this and I will try it for dinner soon!

  9. Looks so good Julie. I was just thinking about making some Chili for these cold winter days. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Happy Friday.

  10. Weekend slow cooker meals are the best. I love a good bowl of chili. Your looks delicious.
    xx Beca

  11. Thanks dear for following me. I'm also following you

  12. My (Italian) Husband makes chili the same way except he leaves out the green pepper and uses Turkey meat. It is soooo good. But I'd love the peppers to be added. I might suggest that next time. Thanks for sharing. It looks delicious!

  13. Your chili looks and sounds so tasty, Julie! Your new crock pot is so pretty and what a deal for $20!! Did I tell you that I bought an IP? I do love it!

  14. I love chili this time of year and I have been craving it lately. I am Italian so I have to try this one!

  15. That sounds really delicious. I have a crockpot full of chicken & wild rice soup in the crockpot right now. xo Diana

  16. Crockpots and chilli are made for each other. Looks yummy Found you on Simple Homestead Blog Hop.

  17. Looks delicious! Saw your recipe on the Simple Homestead hop!

  18. Pinned your recipe, it sounds fabulous!

  19. I've never had Italian style chili before but this looks amazing. Especially with this cold weather we're having here in Arkansas!

  20. Julie, your chili looks delicious! I like the idea of serving it with cheese as well. I still don't have an instant pot, but I do use my slow cooker a lot. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again this week. Have a lovely week ahead!

  21. This will be a perfect bowl of chili for this cold winters day! Hope you are having a good week and staying warm. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  22. What a delicious idea! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

  23. it sounds delicious. I don't have a crock pot yet (I've been trying to convince my husband we really need one) so I may need to cook this the old fashioned way, but I really want to give it a try.
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  24. Julie, your crock pot chili looks delicious! The spicing you have used sounds so flavourful. I do love using my crock pot this time of year. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope your week is going well.

  25. Julie, that looks delicious and sumptuous. Thank you for linking with us at Meraki Link Party.


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