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Beef Crockpot Chili Recipe

Sharing a favorite crockpot chili recipe today! Break out your crockpot and treat the family to my Beef Crockpot Chili Recipe!

crockpot chili recipe

Crockpot Chili Recipe

There’s nothing like a nice bowl of warm chili during the cold winter months. The chili recipe I have for you today is thick and meaty. So great with some avocado, cilantro and tortilla chips for dipping. If you are feeding a crowd, this is a great recipe to serve your guests. It’s sure to warm everyone right up.A little note….be careful about the chorizo you choose, some can be quite spicy. You can always substitute sausage if you want to go completely mild 🙂 Enjoy!

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crockpot chili recipe

How To Make Best Chili Recipe

  1. Heat oil in large dutch oven. Saute onion for 5 minutes, stirring often until softened. Add beef and chorizo, stirring and cooking until browned. Add broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. Transfer to slow cooker and cook on low for 2-5 hours.
  3. Top bowls of chili with avocado, cilantro, tortilla chips and sour cream if desired.

crockpot chili recipe

Add your broth, tomatoes, tomato paste and beans.

crockpot chili recipe

Chili Seasoning Recipe

Seasonings are up next. Give a good stir and transfer to your slow cooker.

crockpot chili recipe

Set your timer for 2-5 hours, whatever works for your schedule. The longer is simmers the better it tastes!

Crockpot Chili Recipe

crockpot chili recipe

Love how the lid is split so you can open one side. Perfect for sampling 🙂

crockpot chili recipe


crockpot chili recipe

How To Serve Chili

  1. Serve chili by itself in a cup or bowl topping with your favorite taco style toppings such as avocado, cilantro, sour cream, tomatoes, onion, bacon, salsa, jalapeños to name a few. Store leftover chili in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Beef Crockpot Chili Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: award winning chili, basic chili recipe, beef chili, beef chili recipe, best chili recipe, best chili recipe ever, best homemade chili, chili, chili recipe, crockpot beef chili, easy chili recipe, homemade chili recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 306 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound chorizo
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 10 ounce cans Rotel tomatoes mild
  • 3 15 ounce cans pinto beans drained
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup diced avocado cilantro and tortilla chips for garnish
  • 1 bag tortilla chips
  1. Heat oil in large dutch oven. Saute onion for 5 minutes, stirring often until softened. Add beef and chorizo, stirring and cooking until browned. Add broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. Transfer to slow cooker and cook on low for 2-5 hours.
  3. Top bowls of chili with avocado, cilantro, tortilla chips and sour cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Beef Crockpot Chili Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 306 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 888mg39%
Potassium 699mg20%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 1044IU21%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    Love slow cooker meals — and that Kitchen Aid — gorgeous!!

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  3. 3

    that slow cooker looks great- and what gorgeous color/brand is your dutch oven?

  4. 4

    Love slow cooker meals! This one looks exceptionally hearty and delish!

  5. 5

    I love my KitchenAid slow cooker. Now I’ll have to use it for this!!

  6. 6
    Mary says:

    My crock pot is broken would love to replace it with a slo cooker, can you tell how long I’ve had it. No one says crock pot!

  7. 7

    Sounds so good Jenny. I was planning to make chilli today, and now I’m going to throw it in the slow cooker at your suggestion. 😉

  8. 8

    Love slow cookier meals, especially at this time of the year! Looks so good, Jenny!

  9. 9
    Maria says:

    Great chili recipe Jenny!

  10. 10
    Alyson says:

    This looks fantastic Jenny! I love the addition of chorizo to a classic winter favorite. Thanks for sharing with us! 🙂

  11. 11
    naomi says:

    My family is gonna love this!! Perfect for a cold day.

  12. 12
    Serena says:

    I’m making this Friday for my daughter’s birthday party! Will be perfect because she requested chili…and since it’s a party the slow cooker will work well! Thanks!

  13. 13

    Oh Darn! That looks good 🙂

  14. 14

    Great looking chili, especially with this cold weather!

  15. 15

    Oh good heavens give this to me.

  16. 16

    I wish I could just dive right into a bowl of this chili!

  17. 17
    marla says:

    Love that you added chorizo to this chili!

  18. 18
    Gaby says:

    The slow cooker is a huge help and I love it for comfort foods like chili! Love the chorizo!

  19. 19
    Charles says:

    Made this today (weather Charlotte, NC area is 24 degrees), very nice and simple recipe which tastes great! Made the following additions, 2 cloves garlic chopped, couple of bay leaves, 2 TBS ancho chili powder, 1 TBS amarillo chili powder, my not-so-secret chili addition of 2 TS cocoa powder and 1/2 TS cinnamon. Also made the entire recipe in the Dutch oven used to brown the meats, brought to a boil, simmered for 1 hour.

  20. 20

    Oh how I love the addition of chorizo in this chili. Can I use smoked chorizo?

  21. 21

    I love a big bowl of chili on a cold day! 🙂

  22. 22
    Kari M says:

    I made this today for our Church chili cook-off and won first place. Thanks for a great recipe!

  23. 23
    Wowguy says:

    what a clever idea. Choriso and beef. But fresh tomatoes please!

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    Lee says:

    What about the beans?

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