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Easy Slow Cooker Beef Chili

Slow cooker beef chili is a hearty, comfort food dinner recipe, made with lean ground beef and a blend of beans with tomatoes, onions, and spices.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 324kcal
Author Amee


  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 15 oz cans organic tri-bean blend (dark red kidney beans, pinto beans and black beans), drained and rinsed well *Can use pre-cooked beans from dried
  • 2 14 ½ oz cans garlic and onion petite diced tomatoes, including juice *can sub chopped fresh tomatoes with juice-may need to add a little beef broth if using fresh tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • dash hot sauce


  • Cook ground beef, onion and garlic in a large sauté pan over medium heat until meat is fully cooked
  • Add beef mixture to slow cooker
  • Add remaining ingredients to the slow cooker
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6 hours


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 1104mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1014IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 8mg