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Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

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This slow cooker chili recipe is a true comfort food during those cooler months. Hearty and full of flavor.

chili in a white bowl next to a towel with a spoon

I love this time of year when the weather is finally cooling down and soup is on the regular dinner rotation.

This easy and hearty slow cooker chili recipe is easy to make and there’s not a lot of fuss involved. I put everything into the slow cooker in the morning and it’s ready to eat by dinner time.

What are the benefits to eating beans?

Beans are a great source of protein and are high in amino acids. They are also lower in calories and saturated fat than some other protein sources. Other nutrients found in beans include, zinc, iron, magnesium and fiber.

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Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Slow cooker does most of the work
  • Great family meal
  • Hearty and filling
  • Makes great leftovers
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Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

How to make this recipe

1 – Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add in the diced vegetables and garlic, along with the ground beef.

2 – Cook until the ground beef is cooked through and no longer pink. Drain the grease from the meat, then add to the slow cooker.

3 – Sprinkle in the packet of ranch and taco seasoning.

4 – Drain and rinse the canned beans and add those to the slow cooker. Then add in the cans of Rotel, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and water.

5  – Give everything a good stir, then cook on low for 6-8 hours.

chili in a white bowl next to a towel with a spoon

How do I store my homemade chili?

Let the chili cool after cooking, then store it in the fridge for up to 3 days in an ai tight container.

Can I freeze my homemade chili?

Yes! Chili can be kept for up to 3 months in the freezer by storing it in a freezer safe container or gallon sized freezer bags.

Calories per serving (1 1/2 cups): 160

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Yield: 12 Servings

Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

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This slow cooker chili recipe is a true comfort food during those cooler months. Hearty and full of flavor.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef, I use 95/5
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 envelope ranch powder mix
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 15 ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 - 10 ounce cans Rotel
  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Heat large skillet to medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper, onion, garlic and ground beef to skillet. Cook together until meat is no longer pink. Drain and place in slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle ranch and taco seasoning over ground beef mixture. Add in the beans, Rotel, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and water. Stir to blend ingredients together.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.

Notes

For a thicker chili, eliminate the water.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 946mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 6gSugar: 6gProtein: 12g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Other slow cooker recipes you’ll love

Pulled Chicken

Salsa Chicken Tacos

Sweet and Sour Chicken

BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Beef Stew

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Tamara J

Tuesday 10th of December 2019

This recipe makes me happy because it is SO easy, and absolutely delicious! I love the option to set it and forget it, then come home to the house smelling amazing!

simplylowcal

Tuesday 10th of December 2019

Thank you! That is my favorite part too. :)

Anita

Tuesday 19th of November 2019

The chili looks delicious, and it's easy cause it's made in a slow cooker. This and some crusty bread are so perfect for the cold weather we're having.

simplylowcal

Tuesday 19th of November 2019

Crusty bread like the perfect pairing. :)

Sues

Tuesday 19th of November 2019

It's already freezing here and the perfect chili weather! I love that this one is made in the slow cooker because it means my house will smell delicious all day!

simplylowcal

Tuesday 19th of November 2019

That's definitely a perk of using the slow cooker. :)

Beth

Tuesday 19th of November 2019

I'm the same, I love soups any time of the year! So good! I really love the ingredient of the ranch and taco season! Gives it a nice touch!

simplylowcal

Tuesday 19th of November 2019

Thanks, it really does add more flavor. :)

Veena Azmanov

Tuesday 19th of November 2019

This is surely a comfort meal. The combination is awesome. I love the slow cooker option which makes the dish all the more flavorful.

simplylowcal

Tuesday 19th of November 2019

Thanks! We love the slow cooker too.

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