Crockpot chili is the best chili ever! It slow cooks all day for an amazing flavor that everyone will be sure to love. It will be your go-to recipe for an easy chili recipe. It’s perfect to warm up to on a cold winter’s day. It gets its amazing flavor from the spices including chili powder, garlic salt, cumin and oregano. We love topping it with sour cream and cheese or layering it on top of corn chips for a fun twist. You’ll see us enjoying this all winter long!
This Crockpot Chili is cooked all day long for an amazing flavor! It’s my go-to recipe for Slow Cooker Chili and everyone loves it. You’ve got to try it today. Plus, it almost makes the cold weather enjoyable! ?
I love that it’s a mostly “dump and go” recipe that can cook all day long, just like this Crockpot Italian Chicken.
Simply brown the hamburger, mix everything together in the crockpot and then let it simmer to develop the flavors. If getting it ready in the morning stresses you out a short cut is to prep everything the night before. Then just pull it out of the fridge and pop it in your slow cooker!
What do I need to it?
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- Canned diced tomatoes
- Tomato sauce
- Chili beans
- Chili powder
- Garlic salt
How do I make Crockpot Chili?
- Brown Hamburger – In a skillet brown the ground beef and drain.
- Combine Ingredients – Combine all of the ingredients in the slow cooker, stir to combine. Cover and cook on low all day, 8-10 hours.
- Eat – Garnish with your favorite toppings!
How to make it on the Stove Top
The first step to making easy chili on your stove top is to brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat then drain the grease.
After that mix together the rest of the ingredients into a large pot along with the hamburger. Simmer this over low heat for at least one hour, stirring occasionally.
Can you put raw ground beef in slow cooker?
Yes, you can. We recommend cooking it on high so the internal temperature comes up to 140 degrees F within 2 hours, which is a safe temperature.
How long should you cook chili?
Chili only needs about 30 minutes to simmer on the stove top, but we like to let it simmer longer than that to develop the flavors!
Should I drain ground beef chili?
The only thing you will need to drain is the grease off the ground beef when you prepare it before adding it to the Crockpot.
Can you cook hamburger in a crockpot?
Yes, you can cook hamburger in the crockpot, but it takes about 2-3 hours on high. Since we want the chili to cook 8-10 hours it would add significant time to your total cooking time so we prepare it in a skillet on the stove top.
How do you fix chili that’s too spicy?
The best way to tone down a chili that is to spicy is to add more beans or tomatoes. You can also add dairy to it when you are eating it like topping it with cheese or sour cream!
WOW I’m glad I tried this Crockpot Chili again. It’s simply amazing. It will quickly become your family’s go-to recipe for chili! The secret….cumin.
Curl up in front of your fireplace with a big bowl of this Famous Chili and warm up!
More great chili recipes to try and enjoy!!!
- Easy Chili Recipe
- Light Crock Pot Spicy Turkey Chili Recipe
- Crock Pot White Chicken Chili
- Crock Pot Chili Mac
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- 3 lbs hamburger browned
- 2 14.5 oz cans petite diced tomatoes
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 30 oz can tomato sauce
- 15.5 oz can chili beans
- 2 c. water
- 2 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 4 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp oregano
- In a large Crock Pot mix all ingredients together.
- Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
- Top with sour cream and cheese if desired.
After a hour add chili powder, garlic salt, cumin and oregano. Simmer for an additional 2 hours. Top with sour cream and cheese if desired.