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Slow Cooked Bacon Cheeseburger Chili

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 8 slices cooked bacon chopped {divided}
  • 1 cup yellow onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 8 oz cans crushed tomatoes
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 15 oz can black beans drained
  • 15 oz can pinto beans drained
  • 15 oz can red kidney beans drained
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • olive oil for saute

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat add diced onion and oil and saute until softened.
  • Add garlic and cook, stirring, for an additional minute.
  • Remove to a plate and add ground beef to the skillet.
  • Cook, crumbling, over medium heat until browned. Drain if needed.
  • Add cooked beef, onions, and 6 slices of chopped bacon to a large Crock-pot.
  • Add in all the seasonings along with mustard and Worcestershire.
  • Next, add drained and rinsed black, pinto, and kidney beans to the Crock-pot.
  • Finally, add beef broth, both cans crushed tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook for 7-8 hours on low.
  • Remove lid and add remaining 2 slices chopped bacon and 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Scoop into bowls and serve warm.