Easy Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

In a cozy little house nestled at the end of a quiet street, the delicious aroma of homemade chili often filled the air. This was the house of the Thompsons, a family known for their warm hospitality and mouthwatering recipes. Among their culinary creations, their Slow Cooker Chili stood out as a true family favorite – a delightful combination of tender beef, aromatic spices, and a medley of beans that brought comfort to every soul fortunate enough to taste it. Today, we’re excited to share the Thompson family’s cherished Slow Cooker Chili recipe with you, so you too can experience the heartwarming flavors that have been passed down through generations.

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time3 hours 40 minutes
Servings10 people


  • 2 lb lean Ground Beef, (90/10 or 93/7)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 30 oz kidney beans, two 15oz cans, drained and rinsed
  • 30 oz diced tomatoes, with their juice
  • 10 oz diced tomatoes and green chilis, with their juice
  • 30 oz tomato sauce


  1. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and sauté beef until it releases fat (4-5 minutes), breaking it up with a spatula.
  2. Add onion to the skillet and sauté until tender (4-5 minutes). Add minced garlic and seasonings: cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, dried oregano, salt and pepper. Cook another 30 seconds stirring constantly. Transfer to a 6 Qt slow cooker.
  3. Add remaining ingredients into the slow cooker: rinsed and drained beans, diced tomatoes with their juice, diced tomatoes and green chilis with juice and tomato sauce. Stir to combine and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours. Season to taste if desired and serve warm.

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