413c820bb21cd09a23535c140057f83729ced692af2597b84f .post-body img { max-width:1000px; height:auto; } Friday We're In Love: One Meal Now One Meal Later: Slow Cooker Chili Google

Thursday, January 7

One Meal Now One Meal Later: Slow Cooker Chili

If you missed this post last week, let me give you a quick condensed explanation. I love to cook, I don't always have time to do, and one of my life hacks is making at least one awesome meal each week and making a second portion to freeze for later. This way I know we'll get at least two solid meals every week no matter how busy life gets. I started the one meal now, one meal later series to share my meal planning and hope others can benefit from these two-for-one meals that are tried and true recipes!

Slow Cooker Chili 
(this makes 1 batch, be sure to double your shopping list if you plan to freeze one)

1 lb cooked ground beef
1 onion diced
1 green bell pepper diced
2 cloves garlic finely diced
2 15 oz cans diced tomatoes undrained
2 cans kidney beans drained and rinsed
1 can black beans drained and rinsed
1 7 oz can diced green chilies undrained
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
2 TBSP chili powder
2 TBSP cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

When I started making a huge slow cooker amount of chili for a Halloween party I suddenly realized this was too much work for only one meal! I grabbed a gallon freezer bag, labeled it to be cooked 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 on low, and prepped a second meal for later. This one freezes super well and if you don't defrost before you dump in it in the slow cooker you're just fine.


  1. Slow cookers are my very best friend!!!

  2. That's a genius idea to cook one now and prep one for later. I need to do this more often! Thanks for sharing :) Chili is YUM all the time.


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