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Taco-less Chili

What I love most about a crock pot is the “set it and forget it” mentality.  That feeling you get after a long day of work, and realize you have a warm dinner waiting for you when you walk into your house.  The crock pot is a magical thing.  You can make breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts for a family of four or for yourself for the week!  This chicken taco chili is delicious as well – basically a taco without the shell.

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Although the ingredient list looks daunting, it’s pretty easy to make.  We adapted it from The Comfort of Cooking.  This spicy chili is best after cooking all day.  I let it sit all day.  Add a dollop of sour cream and enjoy; it’ll warm your tummy.

Taco-less Chili

  • 1 16 oz. can black beans, drained
  • 1 16 oz. can kidney beans, drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 10 oz. package frozen corn kernels
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • Boneless chicken strips or cutlets
  • Toppings (optional): sour cream, cheese, chives, etc…


  1. Combine all ingredients (except from the chicken-down.  And your toppings) in a crock pot.  You want to mix everything up so it has a chance to blend together.
  2. Place your uncooked chicken inside and stir.  We bought raw chicken strips and mixed it into the crock pot (the original recipe called for 2 breasts sitting on the top).
  3. Cook at your desired length of time.  Our crock pot only has options for 4hrs, 6hrs, 8hrs, and 10hrs.  I prepped and popped it into the crockpot before work, so I chose the 8hr. option.
  4. Top with cheese, sour cream, cilantro, etc.  Basically whatever you want!

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  • Ashley
    March 4, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    This sounds delicious! Going to try this soon…might be a good one for this storm we’re supposed to be getting this week….

    • 2 Broke Cooks
      March 5, 2013 at 9:42 PM

      Great idea. Have some chips, guac, sour cream, and margaritas on hand!

      • Ashley
        March 8, 2013 at 9:06 AM

        I prepped it last night and set the crock pot this morning before I went to work….perfect timing with this snow storm! Can’t wait to go home and have this hot chili waiting!! Super easy