Crockpot Taco Chili Recipe for Busy Nurses

Crockpot Taco Chili Recipe for Busy Nurses

Nursing is a demanding and noble profession that often comes with longer, unpredictable hours. Add loved ones and kids to the mix, and it can be a juggling act to balance work, family, and nutrition. That’s where our Crockpot Taco Chili recipe from supermom and NDPro, Tiffany Keene comes to the rescue! We understand the unique challenges that nurses face, and we’ve designed this easy, hearty, and wholesome recipe with you in mind. You can prepare it before you head to your shift, let it simmer in the crockpot while you’re at work, and return home to a comforting, homemade meal that everyone in the family will love. Let’s dive into your new favorite recipe:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (or any lean ground meat)
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet of taco seasoning (Add 1 more packet for a spicer chili)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chili beans
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of dark kidney beans
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of corn
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of cold water (use 2 cups if you use 2 taco seasoning packets)
  • Toppings: shredded cheese, diced red onion, sour cream, avocado cilantro (or whatever you like) Serve with tortilla chips
SLOW COOKER: Drain any excess grease in the skillet and transfer to the slow cooker. Add all the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker. Cook on the low setting for 6-8 hours (this will develop more flavor) or on the high setting for 3-4 hours. Serve warm topped with toppings! Serve with tortilla chips.
STOVETOP: Directly brown the meat in a large dutch oven (and then cook the chili in the same pot.) Drain any excess grease. Add the remaining chili ingredients, and stir to combine. Allow the chili to reach a simmer, lower the heat to medium-low and let cook for 30 minutes. Check the chili by stirring around the halfway mark, if it is low on liquid add ½ cup of water (or broth) and allow the chili to cook for another 30 minutes. . Serve warm topped with toppings! Serve with tortilla chips.

Why Crockpot Taco Chili is a Nurse’s Best Friend:

  1. Time-Saver: Nursing schedules can be hectic, and after a long shift, the last thing you want to do is spend hours in the kitchen. This recipe requires minimal preparation, and the crockpot does all the work for you.
  2. Nutrition-Packed: Nursing demands your best, and a hearty, balanced meal is essential. Our Crockpot Taco Chili is loaded with lean protein, fiber, and essential nutrients to keep you fueled throughout your shift.
  3. Kid-Friendly: For busy nurses with families, this recipe is a hit with kids! The delicious blend of flavors will satisfy even the pickiest eaters.
  4. Leftovers: This recipe yields generous portions, making it perfect for meal prepping. Enjoy it for several days, saving you time and effort on future meal planning.
  5. Customizable: Feel free to adjust the ingredients to suit your taste. You can add toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, or crushed tortilla chips to make it even more exciting.

In the world of nursing, we know that your time is precious, and we appreciate your dedication to healthcare. Our Crockpot Taco Chili is here to make your life a little easier and your meals a lot tastier. So, set it, forget it, and savor the comforting goodness of a homemade meal after a long shift.

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