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

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Brown ground beef, bell peppers, and onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is no longer pink. Drain well.

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

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

  • Carefully remove lid to allow steam to escape. Stir gently and serve chili directly from slow cooker liner. Serve directly from lined slow cooker. Top with cheese and sour cream, if desired.

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

12/08/2018:

This recipe has been modified to make 8 servings, or double the original recipe. Older photos and reviews may reflect original servings.

Reynolds KITCHENS(R) Tip:

If you're using a 3 to 8-quart round or oval slow cooker, use the regular size Reynolds KITCHENS(R) Slow Cooker Liner and the recipe as-is. If you're using a 1 to 3-quart round or oval slow cooker, use the small size Reynolds KITCHENS(R) Slow Cooker Liner and halve the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

438 calories; protein 33.7g 67% DV; carbohydrates 32.4g 11% DV; fat 20.6g 32% DV; cholesterol 92.8mg 31% DV; sodium 2011mg 80% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2016
It's fantastic!! I too only used one chili seasoning packet and it's perfect! I also added some garlic powder and a little pepper and paprika. Good stuff! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2015
Slow Cooker Game Day Chili Haiku: "That's serious salt. Gotta use less seasoning or double the rest." Two packets of chili seasoning (unless one uses a low-sodium brand) would make this entirely too salty so I only used one - if I had used two I would've doubled the meat and tomatoes. Anyways I love a chili that naps in the crockpot all day and this one was good not award-winning but definitely easy to put together and tasty. The baby loved it and the leftovers were eaten so it earns stars for that. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2016
It's fantastic!! I too only used one chili seasoning packet and it's perfect! I also added some garlic powder and a little pepper and paprika. Good stuff! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2017
Excellent! I doubled the recipe....and rather than using chili seasoning....I used separate spices- chili powder cayenne pepper cumin red pepper flakes and some Franks' Red Hot sauce. I also added a little corn starch and water at the end to thicken it up a bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2015
Clean easy & simple love it. Hard to say if I'll ever go back to the big pot on the stove. I generally make a double batch which fills my crock pot to the brim. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2015
Slow Cooker Game Day Chili Haiku: "That's serious salt. Gotta use less seasoning or double the rest." Two packets of chili seasoning (unless one uses a low-sodium brand) would make this entirely too salty so I only used one - if I had used two I would've doubled the meat and tomatoes. Anyways I love a chili that naps in the crockpot all day and this one was good not award-winning but definitely easy to put together and tasty. The baby loved it and the leftovers were eaten so it earns stars for that. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2015
Very delicious. Not too heavy. I added extra tomatoes so it wasn't super thick. Like other reviews I didn't add all of the seasoning per the directions. I used about half of that amount. This only yielded 4 bowls of chili. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2017
Made this for my husband & Step Dad. They both loved it! The only change I made was I used 1 packet of the chili seasoning and added some Cayenne pepper to give it a little more heat. I also added a can of tomato paste. I have never used a slow cooker liner before but I did this time after reading it here and it was so nice for cleaning up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2017
I added garlic to it because everything is better with garlic and it was fantastic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2017
Awesome chili - very tasty and super easy! The salt issue can be easily solved by using a "no salt added" tomato sauce. I use this instead of using half the seasoning packets and it turns out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2017
really great easy recipe this will be on our new dinner rotation! Read More