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Easy Slow Cooker Chili

Making this delicious chili has never been easier! Let your slow cooker do most of the work for an unforgettable dinner your whole family will love.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, crock pot chili, slow cooker chili
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Servings 10
Author Joanna Stephens



  • 1 29oz can pinto beans
  • 2 cups sliced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 pound ground beef cooked and drained
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp chipotle chili powder
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • ½ tsp salt



  1. Add the pinto beans, sliced tomatoes, ground beef, and onions to your slow cooker.

  2. Then, mix together your chili seasonings in a small bowl, set aside.

  3. Next, add tomato paste and water to a medium mixing bowl. Then, add in your chili seasonings. Mix well, then pour over the contents of your slow cooker.

  4. Add in one can of tomato sauce, and then stir. Place the lid on your crock pot and then cook on low heat for 8-10 hours. Or cook on high heat for 6-8 hours.

  5. Ladle out chili into bowls, and top with shredded cheese and sour cream or whatever you prefer. Referigerate any leftovers.

Recipe Notes

If using dried beans, soak pinto beans over night in water for at least 8 hours.