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Crock Pot Chili Recipe

It sure smells good in my house. Chili has been in the slow cooker for almost 4 hours now and it is starting to smell wonderful.  I know everyone has their own chili recipe, but we have this down to a science after much trial and error. See, my hubby didn’t like chili until we started making it in the slow cooker late last year. Now he loves it and the kids seem to enjoy eating it too.
Here’s my recipe if you are so inclined as to try it.
Crock Pot Chili


  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey (or pretty much any ground meat, leave it out if you are vegetarian)
  • (3) 15 ounce cans of beans : Today I used 1 can red kidney beans, 1 can pinto beans and 1 can white beans (use what you have or your favorites)
  • (1) 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • (1) 14.5 oz can corn kernels
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 TBSP each chili powder and cumin
  • Sprinkle of Oregano
  • 1/2 of a bottle of beer (use anything you have or feel free to leave this out)


  1. Add all ingredients to Crock Pot.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
We like to top ours with shredded cheese and sour cream when we serve it, but the choice is yours. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Alternative: Instead of adding meat, if you want to change it up leave out the ground meat and beer (or other liquid) and add 1 cup of beef broth. That way you still get the rich, meaty flavor.


12 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

  1. yum!! I just made chill yesterday but not with beer…thanks for the new twist idea!!
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  2. Thanks so much for the follow. I’m your newest follower also, I’ve been reading some of your posts and they are great.

    My husband just got done eating dinner and he said this may be the best chili we’ve made yet.

  3. Do you need to drain and rinse the beans before putting them in, or just dump the entire can in?

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