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Slow Cooker Beef Chili
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Slow Cooker Beef Chili

An easy recipe for beef chili in the slow cooker, that can also be made into a freezer meal!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
8 hrs
Total Time20 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, chili, crock pot, ground beef, slow cooker, soup
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Taylor


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 white onion, finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 15 ounce can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce can Pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce can baked beans
  • 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • diced green onions, shredded cheese, sour cream/Greek yogurt for topping


  • If your slow cooker has a brown/saute function, turn it on. Otherwise, heat a large pan over medium-high heat.
  • Cook the ground beef until browned, breaking it into smaller pieces as it cooks.
  • If cooking on the stovetop, transfer the beef to the slow cooker.
  • Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, beans, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce and stir well.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • Serve topped with shredded cheese, diced green onions, and sour cream/plain Greek yogurt!
  • Enjoy!

For Freezer Meal:

  • Cook ground beef in a pan on the stovetop.
  • Add ground beef and all other chili ingredients (except for toppings) to a freezer bag. Freeze flat until ready to cook.
  • Once ready to cook, thaw bag overnight. I find it's helpful to put it on a plate or in a baking dish to prevent any leakage.
  • Place in slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.


Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 1711mg | Potassium: 1439mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2051IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 8mg