A little planning ahead is all that is needed to make a home-cooked meal even when you won’t be home all day! (And planning ahead is super easy if you create a weekly meal plan.) This is a favorite go-to recipe when I know I won’t have the time or energy to cook dinner and the great thing is my whole family loves it!
Time-Saving Tip: I like to precook a couple of pounds of ground meat and keep it in my freezer in individual one-cup serving sizes. This saves a lot of time for recipes using ground meat, as you’ll already have it on hand. For this recipe, I also like to precut the veggies the day before to make it even easier to just throw it all in the crockpot the next morning and go about my day! It’s so wonderful to come home to the smell of delicious homemade chili, especially on a crisp cool evening.