Slow Cooker Beef Chili


I know everyone has a slow cooker chili recipe that they say is the best... Well here is another one that I am adding to the list. I believe this one carries a good challenge to all of those out there. This has been a favorite always of my family and friends, so let me know what you think and let's create a melting pot for the perfect slow cooker chili dish. Serve topped with sour cream, shredded Cheddar cheese, chopped chives, hot sauce, and sliced jalapenos (or habanero if you like the heat).

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 25 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ large onion, coarsely chopped

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes and green chile peppers, undrained


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in ground beef, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is lightly browned and crumbly, 5 to 8 minutes.

  2. Transfer beef mixture to a slow cooker. Stir in black beans, kidney beans, and diced tomatoes and chiles. Cover and cook on Low, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 hours.

Cook's Note:

I use a slow cooker liner for easy cleanup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

409 Calories
16g Fat
40g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 409
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 1232mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 16g 56%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 680mg 14%

* 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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