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Image of easy slow cooker ground beef chili with beans in a white bowl, topped with sour cream and fresh scallions. A silver spoon is dipped in the bowl.
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5 from 2 votes

Crock Pot Chili Recipe

In just 4 steps and as little as 4-6 hours, you'll have a Crock Pot Chili the whole family can't help but gather around. Ground beef, beans, tomatoes, and the best chili seasoning - Comfort food at its best!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time6 hours
Total Time6 hours 15 minutes
Course: Chili, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beans, burger, chili, crock pot, ground beef, homemade chili, homemade seasoning, quick & easy meal, slow cooker, soup
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 477kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 6-quart slow-cooker
  • 12-inch skillet
  • spatula
  • strainer
  • paper towels
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • garlic press
  • measuring spoons


  • 2 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 30 oz kidney beans two 15oz cans, drained and rinsed
  • 30 oz diced tomatoes with their juice
  • 1 cup beef broth or water
  • 14 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp cumin powder
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and sauté beef breaking it up with a spatula.
    A top down view of a 12-inch skillet with browned beef and chopped yellow onion.
  • Add onion to the skillet and sauté until tender (4-5 minutes). Add minced garlic and seasonings: cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper, smoked paprika. Cook another 30 seconds stirring constantly. Transfer to a 6 Qt slow cooker.
    A top down view of a 12-inch skillet with browned beef, onions, garlic, and chili spices.
  • Add remaining ingredients into the slow cooker: rinsed and drained beans, diced tomatoes with their juice, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce, and water. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
    A top down view of a grey crock pot with ingredients for classic ground beef and bean chili.
  • Serve with toppings - cheddar cheese, green onions, sour cream, saltine crackers, etc.
    Close up image of crock pot chili in a white bowl with a silver spoon. This ground beef and bean chili is topped with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and fresh scallions.


Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 929mg | Potassium: 1223mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1080IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 9mg