Slow Cooker Chorizo, Potato, and Two-Bean Chili

  • This slow cooker chorizo, potato, and two-bean chili is spicy but fits the bill when you want to warm up on a cold night or craving that fire alarm chili!

    Oof, this past weekend was definitely interesting. I woke up on Friday morning to pink eye! Ahh, it was crazy. I never had it before in my life so when I woke up on Friday morning, I was definitely surprised. I ended up throwing everything into the laundry so to not further the super contagious germs! I don’t know where I got it but I have my sneaking suspicions that I got it from my Pure Barre class. I was perfectly fine all day on Thursday and then I went to Pure Barre on Thursday evening and woke up with pink eye on Friday. I don’t want to say it’s definitely from there but there are at least 6 classes there a day and if the barres aren’t cleaned after every class like the mats and equipment are, then a mom with a child who has it or is carrying the germ can easily spread it via holding onto the barre.

    Either way, however I got it, it has NOT been fun. Friday was definitely the worst, as I wanted to claw my eye out. I don’t know what I would’ve done had it been BOTH my eyes! I ended up going to bed early that night because having my eyes closed were way better than having them open. Thankfully, when I woke up on Saturday morning, the eye drops I was prescribed kicked in and even though I still had a pink eye, it wasn’t as bad as it was on Saturday. It’s been progressively getting better each day so that’s good. I hope to be clear of it this week! I’ve been wearing glasses every day and it’s not something I’m used to especially when cooking! I have to constantly push up the glasses. Anyway – it’s definitely been an experience. Leave it to me to get it for the first time at 27 years old and not when I’m a toddler in kindergarten, ha

    This slow cooker chorizo, potato, and two-bean chili is spicy but fits the bill when you want to warm up on a cold night or craving that fire alarm chili!

     

    This slow cooker chorizo, potato, and two-bean chili is spicy but fits the bill when you want to warm up on a cold night or craving that fire alarm chili!

    If you’re looking for a SPICY slow cooker chili, you’ve come to the right place! This one goes into the books as one of the spiciest I’ve made but if you aren’t a fan of spicy, you can definitely tone this down by omitting a few ingredients and subbing out ingredients. I’ll put it in the notes below.

    As always, I’m a huge fan of anything in the slow cooker as it reduces the amount of time I need to spend in the kitchen. I also just love coming home to an already cooked meal. More time to relax after work and a likely horrible commute that is DC traffic :) hope you’ll add this slow cooker chorizo, potato, and two-bean chili to your menu this week!

    This slow cooker chorizo, potato, and two-bean chili is spicy but fits the bill when you want to warm up on a cold night or craving that fire alarm chili!

     

    Slow Cooker Chorizo, Potato, and Two-Bean Chili

    This slow cooker chorizo, potato, and two-bean chili is spicy but fits the bill when you want to warm up on a cold night or craving that fire alarm chili!
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 6 hrs
    Total Time: 6 hrs 10 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 4 -6
    Calories: 517kcal
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    Ingredients

    • 1/2 pound fresh chorizo sausage, casings removed
    • 3 cups diced potatoes
    • 1: 15.5 ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1: 15.5 ounce can of pinto beans, drained and rinsed
    • 2: 14.5 ounce cans of fire roasted tomatoes, undrained
    • 4 ounce can sliced jalapeños
    • 1 medium onion, diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
    • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, more to taste
    • 2 3/4 cups chicken stock

    Instructions

    • In a small skillet, brown and break up the chorizo sausage with a spatula or wooden spoon then add it into the slow cooker.
    • Add the rest of the ingredients into the slow cooker.
    • Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.
    • Add more chicken stock if chili is too thick. The chili is supposed to be more of a liquidy chili as opposed to a thick chili but either way you like it is fine!
    • Serve warm and top with freshly grated cheddar cheese, if desired.

    Notes

    As mentioned in the blog post, this chili is fairly spicy. Here are ways to reduce the spiciness:
    -Instead of using chorizo sausage, use regular pork sausage
    -Instead of fire roasted tomatoes, use regular diced tomatoes
    -Omit the jalapeño slices
    Nutrition Facts
    Slow Cooker Chorizo, Potato, and Two-Bean Chili
    Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
    Calories 517 Calories from Fat 189
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 21g 32%
    Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
    Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
    Sugars 8g
    Protein 28g 56%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 

     

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  • Erin | Well Plated says:

    OH NO! I hope you feel better ASAP. I say hunker down with a bowl of this chili and let Jason do the dishes.

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    We’d be all over this with the spice factor! Looks incredible. I hope your eyes are 100% back to normal soon!!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    So sorry, friend! I do hope you feel better! And I agree with Erin, this chili will make you feel better ASAP! xoxo

  • Heather Christo says:

    totally barre class- think how many moms are in there! Spicy food always helps kick out the germs- Feel better!!

  • Kimberly | Chic & Sugar says:

    I am sorry about pink eye! That just stinks. I am going to add this to my repertoire – I am always looking for a good make ahead slow cooker recipe, especially for cold winter days. Thanks, Julie!

  • marla says:

    Happy Monday! My kids will LOVE this chili!!

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says:

    Oh, my! Feel better, Julie! Pink eye is definitely no fun. A bowlful of this wicked chili should knock out those nasty germs! Thanks for sharing, my friend. Have a fabulous week! xo

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites says:

    Please get better soon. You’re taking the smartest approach to recovery with this big bowl of comfort food. xo

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

    What a great hearty meal that is sure to warm up my bones in this bitter cold! I can’t wait to enjoy this for dinner very soon! I hope you feel better!

  • Maria says:

    I totally want to give this a try! YUM.

  • Gaby says:

    This looks delicious! Feel better soon!

  • ATasteOfMadness says:

    This chili looks amazing! Totally what I need on a cold day like today!!

  • Kathryn says:

    Feel better soon – pink eye is the worst!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    What a perfect bowl of goodness!!

  • Ashlynn says:

    My mom made this a couple months back and I loved it! She gave me the link to this site and I have it in the crock pot now! I turned it on low a little over 6 hours ago but when I checked it, the potatoes were not very tender. I just changed the setting to high on the crock and hopefully in an hour it will be time to eat! Thanks for a great slow cooker recipe.

    • Julie says:

      Hope you enjoyed! Glad your mom pointed you this way!

  • Chelsea says:

    This is delicious!! Just had it for dinner tonight.

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