Slow Cooker Chili Recipe


Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

Servings: 8 servings

Ready in 6 hours 25 minutes 

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 6 hours 10 minutes


1 Tbsp olive oil

2 lbs lean ground beef

1 large yellow onion , finely chopped

3 cloves of garlic , finely minced

2 (14.5) oz cans diced tomatoes with green chilies*

3 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce

1/2 cup water or beef broth

2 Tbsp chili powder

2 1/2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp paprika

2 tsp cocoa powder

1 tsp granulated sugar

1/2 tsp ground coriander

Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste

1 (15 oz) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 oz) can light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

Serve topped with:

Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese , sour cream, chopped red or green onions, cilantro, roasted peppers, or hot sauce

Optionally serve with:

fresh cornbread or biscuits , baked russet potatoes, saltine crackers or tortilla chips


Step 1.

    Heat olive oil in a large and deep non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add onion and saute 3 minutes, then add garlic and saute 30 seconds longer. Pour onions into a 6 or 7 quart slow cooker.

Step 2.

    Return skillet to medium-high eat, add beef and cook stirring occasionally until beef has browned. Drain most of fat from beef, leaving about 2 Tbsp in with

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