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Slow Cooker Chili
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Slow Cooker Chili

A simple slow cooker chili recipe that takes only 15 minutes to prepare while the slow cooker takes care of the rest. It can be eaten on its own or atop your favorite hot dog.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, chili, crockpot, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 5 servings


  • 2-quart slow cooker
  • large skillet
  • cooking spoon


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 15-oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1 15-oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • ½ tsp salt


  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and add the diced onion and bell pepper.
  • Saute until both are cooked and the onion is golden brown. Spoon this into the slow cooker.
  • Put the skillet back on the stove and heat to medium-high. Add the ground beef and minced garlic.
  • Break up the beef with a spoon and brown until the beef is fully cooked. Drain out the grease and add the beef to the slow cooker.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker and stir it all together.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours.