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Best Crockpot Chili Recipe

Make this easy chili that can feed an army and freezes amazingly well. Cook up the meat and let your crockpot do the rest of the work!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 lbs ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1 10.75-oz can tomato puree
  • 1 16-oz can kidney beans, with liquid
  • 1 4-oz can diced green chilies, with liquid
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • Mix all ingredients in lined slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-6 hours.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Keyword cold weather, crockpot, slow cooker