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Easy Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

  • Author: Wendy
  • Total Time: 6 hours 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This easy slow cooker chili is easy to make in the Crock Pot, and tastes great. It’s a hearty main dish, or serve over tortilla chips as an appetizer. It’s also a side dish in chili cheese fries, and more. Best of all it’s a favorite comfort food, anytime.


  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 medium red or yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 Tablespoons garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1.5 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Green onions, sliced
  • Dollop of sour cream (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, add vegetables and saute until onions become translucent.
  2. Add garlic, chili powder and cumin, simmer for 1 minute.
  3. Add ground beef and salt, cook until browned.
  4. Put all in the slow cooker. Add all cans of tomatoes with sauce, paste and beans and stir.
  5. Cover and cook for 8 hours on low (or 6 hours on high).
  6. Salt to taste and serve topped with shredded cheese, green onions and sour cream.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: American