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homemade chili recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Homemade Chili Recipe

This Easy Slow Cooker Homemade Chili Recipe is perfect for entertaining a crowd! Serves lots, it's packed with flavor and takes just minutes to prepare into the slow cooker!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword award winning chili, basic chili recipe, best chili recipe ever, best homemade chili, chili recipe, crockpot chili, crockpot chili recipe, homemade chili recipe, slow cooker chili
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 15 people
Calories 233kcal
Author Jenny
Cost $20


  • Crock Pot / Slow Cooker
  • Skillet
  • Stove
  • chef knife
  • cutting board
  • mixing spoon
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 pounds ground sausage
  • 48 ounces chicken broth
  • Four 15 ounce cans black beans drained
  • Two 10 ounce cans Milk Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
  • 8 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 ounce packed Ranch Dressing Dry Mix
  • 1/4 cup ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lawry's Garlic Salt
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 jalapeños
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. When hot add chopped onions cooking for 5 minutes, until softened. Stir in garlic and cook for an additional 1 minute. Add ground sausage, cooking and crumbling until browned. When cooked, add sausage mixture to large 8 quart crock pot on low setting. Add broth, black beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, Ranch Dressing Dry mix, cumin, chili powder and garlic salt. Stir to combine. Add two whole jalapeños to chili. Close slow cooker lid and let cook on low for 4-6 hours. Remove lid and use a number of spoons to taste and season as needed. Add chopped fresh cilantro, stirring to combine. Simmer on low until ready to serve.


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 1055mg | Potassium: 419mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 628IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg