Slow Cooker Chili

Slow Cooker Chili simmered low and slow for 4 hours! A quick and easy make ahead meal that makes tons of leftovers!

Amazing Slow Cooker Chili

I absolutely love chili. It’s super hearty, meaty, rich and thick. It’s the ultimate comfort food. Perfect for lazy fall days. Chili is even better in a slow cooker. This recipe takes little to no effort and tastes amazing. Cooking it low and slow really allows the flavor to develop and the chili to thicken.

Amazing slow cooker beef chili

I used two different types of beans in this chili: black beans and dark red kidney beans. I add them in about 30 minutes before serving to heat them through. This ensures they are still nice and firm and aren’t mushy.

amazing slow cooker two bean chili

This chili is super easy to throw together and only takes 10 minutes of prep time. I like to brown my ground beef and onion in a skillet before adding it to the slow cooker for extra flavor. Throw everything in the slow cooker in the morning and come home to an awesome home cooked meal.

For a little kick I added some chipotle chili powder. You can also use some chilies in adobo if you have that on hand.

slow cooker two bean chili

This recipe makes enough to serve 6-8 people and always leaves tons of leftovers. The perfect meal for busy weeknights or Sunday dinner.

Serve with shredded Mexican cheese, green onions, tortilla strips, sour cream and enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Chili

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 -8
Slow Cooker Chili simmered low and slow for 4 hours! A quick and easy make ahead meal that makes tons of leftovers!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder you can substitute chilies in adobo sauce as well. Add to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 15 ounce can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed

For serving

  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • green onions
  • tortilla chips


  1. Heat a large skillet with olive oil.
  2. Add in ground beef and onion. Cook until meat is browned and no longer pink. Drain excess grease.
  3. Add the ground beef and onion mixture to a slow cooker.
  4. Add in the rest of the ingredients except the beans.
  5. Cook the chili on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. 30 minutes before serving add in the beans.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve immediately with your favorite toppings!

Recipe Notes

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