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Slow Cooker Chili

Posted by  ·  January 8, 2014  ·  Last Updated: May 21, 2016

This slow cooker chili is delicious and the perfect cold weather meal! It is still really cold here in Kansas so I am still serving up soup at my house. This meaty chili is a crowd pleaser. You will make it over and over again.   My husband even admitted that my chili might be better than his chili recipe (and his was good).  If you are serving a crowd make sure to double it! This chili recipe only makes enough for about four adults. If you are looking for more cold weather meals don’t forget to check out some of my favorite soup recipes! I love my Tomato Basil Soup,  this Cheddar Corn Chowder recipe and my fave Wild Rice and Tomato Soup.


Crock Pot Chili Recipe

Slow Cooker Chili

2 lbs lean ground beef
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 onion chopped (save time by using one cup of frozen chopped onion)
1 – 28 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained (or 2 – 14.5 ounce cans)
1 – 16 oz  can chili beans in sauce, undrained (use hot chili beans if you like it spicy)
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

In a large skillet, brown ground beef (I give the meat a sprinkle of salt and pepper), onions and garlic over medium heat until beef is cooked; drain.  Place beef, onion, garlic and remaining ingredients In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker.  Cover and cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.

recipe adapted from Betty Crocker

If you like chili as much as my family you will want to make Cincinnati Chili or this quick and easy chili mac! I am a fan of fix it and forget it slow cooker recipes. You can save time with these yummy  crock pot meals: Crock Pot Lasagna, Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese and I bet you didn’t know you can make Baked Potatoes in the Crockpot!

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  1. Saturday, October 7th, 2017
    Thank you for sharing the chili is sooo good and delicious. I can hardly wait to try more and let all my friend's about you.
  2. Brenda
    Friday, January 23rd, 2015
    I see the same question I have, but I do not see a reply. Are the beans labeled as "chili beans"? Thank you.
    • Jenny
      Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
      They are labeled "chili beans"...ive found lately they are hard to find but i do know "Bushes" as in baked beans have chili beans...
    • Cindy
      Monday, January 8th, 2018
      Brenda, I typically shop at Aldi's and they have them there. They say chili beans on the can.
  3. Sarah
    Saturday, November 1st, 2014
    This recipe was awesome! It was my first time making chili, and it turned out delicious! Thank you so much!
  4. Bonnie
    Thursday, October 30th, 2014
    By chili beans do you mean kidney beans or will the can say chili beans?
  5. wanita curtis
    Thursday, September 18th, 2014
    I just love crock pot recipes !! Just put everything in the pot and you don't have to stand and watch it cook !! Put it on in the morning and it's ready for dinner !! Love it !!
  6. Suzanne
    Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
    Thanks for the recipes and link to the tomato and wild rice soup.
    • Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
      Susanne that Tomato and Wild Rice soup is so good!