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Classic Slow Cooker Chili
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4.73 from 11 votes

Classic Slow Cooker Chili

Make dinner easy with this family favorite homemade crockpot chili! This classic chili is filled with flavor and packed with protein. Perfect for fall and winter to warm you up and fill you up.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic chili, crock pot chili, favorite chili, gluten free, slow cooker chili
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Allison Treadwell


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions chopped finely (2 cups)
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 6 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pounds 85% lean ground beef
  • 1 can red kidney beans drained and rinsed, 15 ounces each
  • 1 can pinto beans drained and rinsed, 15 ounces each
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes with juice
  • 28 ounces tomato puree


  • Heat oil in large pan over medium heat. Add onions, bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander, pepper flakes, oregano, and cayenne; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and add half the beef; cook, breaking up pieces with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink and just beginning to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add remaining beef and cook, breaking up pieces with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Pour all contents into crock pot.
  • Add beans, tomatoes, tomato puree, and 1/2 teaspoon salt into crockpot. Stir everything to combine.
  • Cook on low for 8-9 hours or high for 4-5 hours.


Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 1231mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3436IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 8mg