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Best Ever Crockpot Chili

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • Crock-Pot


  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes with garlic
  • 3 8 oz cans cans tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 15 oz can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 15 oz can light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • Shredded cheddar cheese for serving
  • Sour Cream or Low Fat plain Greek Yogurt


  • Heat olive oil in a large and deep non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and saute until soft. Pour onions into a 6 or 7 quart slow cooker.
  • Return skillet to medium-high eat, add beef and cook stirring occasionally to brown beef.
  • Drain fat from beef, Pour browned beef into slow cooker.
  • Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, dark and light red kidney beans chili powder, cumin, paprika, coriander and season mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook in crockpot on low for 6 hrs, or on high for 4 hrs.


Topping Ideas: shredded cheese, sour cream or low fat greek yogurt, chopped red or green onions, jalapenos, or hot sauce. You can also serve with cornbread, biscuits, saltine crackers or tortilla chips.
Keyword Chili Recipe, Crockpot Chili