Slow Cooker Easy Chili

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Get ready to elevate your chili game with this Slow Cooker Easy Chili Recipe! Whether you’re hosting a Game Day gathering, planning a tailgate party, or simply craving a cozy family meal, this flavorful chili is sure to hit the spot.

There’s something undeniably comforting about a simmering pot of chili, and this recipe is no exception. Packed with flavor and slow-cooked to perfection, it’s the ultimate crowd-pleaser that’s guaranteed to warm you up from the inside out.

What sets this chili apart is its simplicity and ease of preparation. With just a few basic ingredients and a trusty slow cooker, you can have a pot of delicious chili ready to serve with minimal effort. Plus, you can easily customize it to suit your taste preferences—try substituting ground turkey for beef for a lighter option, or add your favorite toppings for extra flavor and texture.

Speaking of toppings, don’t forget to pile on the shredded Cheddar cheese and corn chips for the perfect finishing touch. Not only do they add a burst of flavor and crunch, but they also take this chili to the next level of deliciousness.

So go ahead, whip up a batch of this Slow Cooker Easy Chili and let the slow cooker do all the work for you. Whether you’re enjoying it at a gathering with friends or savoring it at home with your family, this chili is sure to become a favorite in your recipe collection. With its rich flavor, hearty texture, and customizable ingredients, it’s comfort food at its finest.

If you are feeding a crowd or tailgaiting, these recipes pair well with Chili: Crock Pot Beef Carnitas Tacos, Marinated Hot Pork: Carne Adovada Tacos or Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos.


Slow Cooker Easy Chili

Slow Cooker Easy Chili

Slow Cooker Easy Chili – A simmering pot of chili warms up any occasion, from Game Day and tailgate parties to cozy family meals. This Slow Cooker Chili is one of my all time most popular recipes! Full of flavor and simply the best crockpot chili out there!

  • Author: Southern Living
  • Prep Time: :15
  • Cook Time: 6:00
  • Total Time: 6:15
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Slow Cooker


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  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (16-ounce) cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 (14-1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayanne (optional)


  1. Cook first 4 ingredients in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Place mixture in 5-quart slow cooker; stir in beans and remaining ingredients. Cook at HIGH 3 to 4 hours or at LOW 5 to 6 hours.
  2. If you want to thicken this saucy chili, stir in finely crushed saltine crackers until the desired thickness is achieved.
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