Bowl of Crockpot chili

Slow Cooker Chili

This Slow Cooker Chili is the best recipe for classic chili ever! Ground beef, beans, and a homemade chili spice blend are simmered low and slow in the crock-pot with tomatoes for a delicious, hearty crockpot chili recipe. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Classic Chili, Crock-Pot Chili, Crockpot Chili, Slow Cooker Chili
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 355kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 29 ounces tomato sauce
  • 16 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chili seasoning
  • 2 cups dark red kidney beans 16 ounce cans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups light red kidney beans 16 ounce can, rinsed and drained


  • In a large non-stick skillet, brown beef with onions over medium-high heat, breaking up as the meat browns.
  • Once meat is browned, add in the garlic and saute 1-2 minutes longer.
  • Drain off any excess grease and then add to slow cooker. 
  • Pour in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beans, and chili seasoning, mixing to combine well.
  • Place lid on slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 603mg26%
Potassium 1208mg35%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1360IU27%
Vitamin C 14.3mg17%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 7.1mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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