Slow Cooker Ground Beef Chili


This slow cooker ground beef chili comes out great every time, thick and rich.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 2 (19 ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon dehydrated onion flakes

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  2. Transfer beef to the bottom of a slow cooker. Add kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, bell pepper, onion flakes, chili powder, and cumin. Stir well.

  3. Cover and cook on Low until flavors have melded, at least 4 hours, up to 8 hours.

Cook's Note:

You can use 1/2 of a fresh onion, finely chopped, instead of flakes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

349 Calories
11g Fat
41g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 349
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 808mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 15g 53%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 32mg 160%
Calcium 120mg 9%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 735mg 16%

* 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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