Hickory BBQ Beef Chili #kraftrecipemakers


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Hickory BBQ flavor permeates throughout this hearty beef chili!

Toss everything in your slow cooker and you are done!

Dinner tonight will be the best easy meal!

Hickory BBQ Beef Chili

We are officially into our first full week of school.  It’s only a matter of time before the chaos hits and we find ourselves chin deep in kid activities.  Dinner as a family will be challenging as we will find ourselves shuttling one kid or another to gymnastics or basketball or other after school activities.  I’ll be digging up my best easy meals because I will not have time to cook like I did over the summer.  I don’t want to deny my kids, but their schedules are exhausting.

Hickory BBQ Beef Chili
Family meals are important to me.  I will do everything I can to keep us eating together, whether it means we all eat at 8:00 pm or 4:00 pm, I insist we eat together.  I know at some point, it will be impossible, but for now, I’ll make it happen.  There’s something special about all five of us sitting together to share a meal.  After all, during the school year, dinner is the only meal we can all enjoy together as a family.  I can’t let that go.  The dinner table is where we reconnect.  We talk about our day, we discuss what tomorrow will bring, we talk about what makes us happy and what worries us.  We make each other laugh and we smile.  I am not ready to give that up!
Hickory BBQ Beef Chili
When I face those busy weeks,  you can be sure I’ll be using my slow cooker.  One of my favorite slow cooker meals is chili.   It’s easy, versatile and makes for excellent leftovers!  When I found these Kraft Recipe Makers at Walmart , I knew they would make my life easier!  There were so many flavors to choose from, but I was drawn to the Hickory BBQ Beef.  I was in the mood for chili!  And this made  my chili come together quickly!  All the flavoring was right there in the box!  It couldn’t have been simpler.  I tossed my beef, the simmer sauce included in the box and a few extra ingredients into my crockpot and walked away.  Right before serving I stirred in the finishing sauce and dinner was served!
Hickory BBQ Beef Chili Pack
I need to make a trip to Walmart to buy all the other 8 flavors of Kraft Recipe Makers!  I need to be prepared.  Busy weeks are rapidly approaching and meals on the run are NOT an option!
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Hickory BBQ Beef Chili #kraftrecipemakers
  • 1 2lb boneless beef chuck, cubed
  • 2 14.5 oz can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 yellow pepper diced
  • 1 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 16.7 oz box Kraft Recipe Makers, Hickory Beef BBq
  1. Add your cubed beef to your slow cooker. Top with beans, peppers, tomatoes, and beef broth. Mix in simmer sauce. Cook on high for 6-8 hours or on low for 8-10 hours. Before serving, stir in finishing sauce.


32 Responses

  1. This looks awesome Tanya!! I just tried one of the Recipe Makers the other day and it was super easy! My house smelled good all day too! Pinning this!

    • This was good! My kids asked for seconds-a rarity in my house!

  2. I’m so excited for chili season!! I love how recipe makers help you get dinner done quicker. I’m gonna try this recipe!!

  3. Good for you for making time to have a family dinner! I think this gets missed to much in this day and age. I can only imagine how hard it is to make happen, but easy meals like this are a lifesaver!

    • It can be challenging when everyone is in sports, but we try very hard to make it work. Thanks Julie!

  4. I tried this flavor too and it was really tasty! Great idea using it to make chili … perfect for a family dinner!

    • Thank you Nicole, can’t wait to see what you make!

  5. Great that you try to keep dinner time your family time. It’s as it should be. Your chili sounds good, though a bit early for chili here. We just had a heat index of 100˚ today, believe it or not. We’ll be into chili weather soon enough, though, and we’ll all be back here looking for this recipe. :)

    • I know it is so hot here, but I know fall will come so quickly! Thanks John!

  6. Um. I love this chili. This warrants a chili faceplant. Does it taste like Kraft Hickory BBQ sauce? Because THAT STUFF is delicious. It was my grandpa’s “secret” ingredient for his award-winning pork steaks. Maybe this stuff could be my secret ingredient for award-winning chili? Ya think?
    Beautiful photos Tanya!!

    • Yes Heather it does!! Ha, that my favorite BBQ same too! Thanks girlie!

  7. I love the Kraft recipe makers! Chili is one of the only reasons I am looking forward to fall- looks great!

    • You are a chill loving kindred spirit! Thanks Meghan!

  8. This chili looks amazing! I can’t believe how few ingredients it has, too! I love that! I’m also a firm believer that the family that eats together stays together! 😉 Can’t wait to try this!!

  9. This looks awesome Tanya! I love chili and have never tried it bbq style. Love the idea! Pinning!

  10. Love, love, love this!! Chili is one of my favorite things and you can never have too many tricks up your sleeve for making it – can’t wait to try this one 😉

  11. I love chili so I definitely love trying a Hickory BBQ version – this sounds and I bet smells amazing!

  12. YUM! This looks so good – if it weren’t 105 degrees outside, I would be on this right now! But, I think I’ll wait a few more weeks but I can’t wait to try it!

  13. This looks so easy & so delicious! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  14. Looks amazing! I love using my slow cooker and am excited that as things cool down, I can start making soups again!

  15. Good for you for not giving up your family dinner time together! And I love how easy this meal is! 😉

  16. I love this, Tanya! :) What a creative way to use the Kraft Recipe Makers! I bought the Hickory BBQ Beef too! :) And made sandwiches with a little chipotle kick. This looks delicious- pinned!


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