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A Year of Slow Cooking

Friday, June 10, 2011

Pizza Chili Slow Cooker Recipe



I can always count on a successful family dinner when the word "pizza" is in the title. This chili was a definite success--- it fed 3 adults and 5 children, and the crock was scraped clean at the end of the night.

The Ingredients.
serves 6-8 or so
1 pound lean ground beef or turkey, browned and drained
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans (and the goop)
1 (14-ounce) jar premade pizza sauce
1 (14.5-ounce) can Italian stewed tomatoes
1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
25 pepperoni slices
1 cup water
shredded mozzarella and/or Parmesan cheese (for serving; optional)

The Directions.

Use a 6-quart slow cooker. Brown your ground meat on the stovetop, and drain any accumulated grease. Put the cooked meat into an empty slow cooker and add the entire can of beans, pizza sauce, and the whole can of tomatoes. Add diced bell pepper, and stir in the Italian seasoning and pepperoni (I didn't chop the pepperoni, but you can if you'd prefer). Add 1 cup of water.
Cover and cook on look on low for 6 to 8 hours, or on high for about 4. Serve with a sprinkling of cheese, if desired.

The Verdict.

This has fantastic pizza flavor and is super low-carb. Unless you serve it in bread bowls, which would be pretty cool (I've made bread bowls out of free-formed loaves of Pamela's Amazing Bread mix which works well).
If you're looking to stock the freezer, this is a great make ahead meal---no pasta or starches that have a tendency to break down when reheating.

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Have a great weekend! 

10 comments:

Joline said...

I am POSITIVE that my kids will eat this. THANK YOU!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Looks super simple and delicious! My 9 year old asks for your pizza soup all the time! It's his favorite!

Barb said...

Hi Steph.....the other day while shopping at Costco I saw a bag of mini pepperoni slices.....bet they would work great in this. Thanks for a yummy (and low carb) recipe.

The Alchemist said...

This looks really delicious!

gfe--gluten free easily said...

Now that's my kind of chili, Steph! I like anything with pizza sauce and pepperoni. ;-)

xo,
Shirley

Trista said...

Oh my gosh. Two of hubby's favorite things, pizza and chili! My son is also a pizza fan so I think this looks like something we're going to need to try!

Johanna coursey said...

this receipe sounds yummy and i love that its easy and not to many ingredients because sometimes i just cant afford to by a lot of ingredients for one meal. I notice you got quite a lot like that. thaks for posting these. : )

Tudor Rose said...
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Rainyday said...

ooooooh, yet another one to try! (This is what happens when I miss checking in on your blog for a while - so many yummy new things to try start piling up!)

Rachelle said...

I'm not a huge fan of traditional chilis; but, this sounds delicious! Thanks for posting this quick and easy recipe!

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