Slow Cooker Game Day Chili


When it comes to tailgating foods, game day chili is a classic dish perfect for football weather. Our recipe for hearty beef chili can be prepared in a slow cooker, meaning that it's easy to prepare, store, and transport. Best of all, using a Reynolds Kitchen Slow Cooker Liner makes cleaning up at your next tailgate easier than ever.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 Reynolds KITCHENS® Slow Cooker Liner

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 2 medium green bell peppers, chopped

  • 2 small onions, chopped

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans red kidney beans, undrained

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes and green chiles

  • 2 (1.25 ounce) packages chili seasoning mix

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ½ cup sour cream


  1. Line a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with a Reynolds Kitchen Slow Cooker Liner. Fit liner snugly against the bottom and sides of the bowl; pull top of liner over the rim. Set aside.

  2. Cook and stir ground beef, bell peppers, and onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned and crumbly. Drain grease.

  3. Spoon beef mixture into the lined slow cooker. Add beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and green chiles, and seasoning mix to beef mixture; stir gently with a wooden or plastic spoon.

  4. Cover and cook until hot and bubbly throughout, Low for 6 to 7 hours or High for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

  5. Carefully remove the lid to allow steam to escape. Stir gently, then top with cheese and dollops of sour cream. Serve chili directly from the slow cooker liner.


If using a 3- to 8-quart round or oval slow cooker, use the regular size Reynolds Kitchen Slow Cooker Liner and make the recipe as-is. If using a 1- to 3-quart round or oval slow cooker, use the small size Reynolds Kitchen Slow Cooker Liner and halve the recipe.

Do not lift or transport liner with food inside. Remove all food from the liner and cool the slow cooker completely before removing the liner from the slow cooker.

Editor's Note:

This recipe was modified on 12/08/2018 to make 8 servings (double the original recipe.) Older photos and reviews may reflect original servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

438 Calories
21g Fat
32g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 438
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 2011mg 87%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 37mg 185%
Calcium 144mg 11%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 801mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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