Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

Servings: 8 servings
Ready in 6 hours 25 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 10 minutes


1 Tbsp olive oil
2 lbs lean ground beef
1 large yellow onion , finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic , finely minced
2 (14.5) oz cans diced tomatoes with green chilies*
3 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
1/2 cup water or beef broth
2 Tbsp chili powder
2 1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp ground coriander
Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
1 (15 oz) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz) can light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

Serve topped with:
Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese , sour cream, chopped red or green onions, cilantro, roasted peppers, or hot sauce

Optionally serve with:
fresh cornbread or biscuits , baked russet potatoes, saltine crackers or tortilla chips

Step 1.

Heat olive oil in a large and deep non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add onion and saute 3 minutes, then add garlic and saute 30 seconds longer. Pour onions into a 6 or 7 quart slow cooker.

Step 2.

Return skillet to medium-high eat, add beef and cook stirring occasionally until beef has browned. Drain most of fat from beef, leaving about 2 Tbsp in with