This easy chili recipe is the best crockpot chili ever! 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 Crock Pot 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! 😉
It’s a bitterly cold winter here in Minnesota. I mean our winters are always freezing, but this winter well it’s beyond freezing. The pathetic thing is I think I’m beginning to acclimate to it. It’s amazing how 30 degrees feels TERRIBLE in the fall and in the spring it’s a heat wave. Break out the shorts my friends! Summer is here!
Are a few of your nodding your head in agreement? While more of you are going, “Why on earth do you live in that tundra?” I might be with the latter of you. Family. That’s the only reason I’m here!
Chili Recipe Crock Pot
To combat the colder winter days and nights I have a few tricks up my sleeves….
#1. Dress appropriately – I’ve been wondering if I can find fleece lined dress pants lately…man the wind whips through dress pants
#2. Stay indoors – Yes, I’ve become a hermit. I’m ok with it.
#3. Build big, roaring fires – I love my fireplace
#4. HOT showers – Sometimes it’s the only way to take the chill out of your bones.
#5. HUGE bowls of Chili – Duh…you knew food was going to be in there sometime!
What all goes in chili?
- Canned diced tomatoes
- Tomato sauce
- Chili beans
- Chili powder
- Garlic salt
Easy Crockpot Chili Recipe
This amazing easy slow cooker chili recipe came from a dear friend of mine, who got it from a co-worker and she kept raving about this easy crockpot chili recipe. I figured I must try it right?
I made the mistake of making this chili recipe in the crock pot while I had morning sickness with Miss K. Let’s just say by the time I was done smelling it and making it I think I had two bites and couldn’t look at it.
Fast forward two years later and I was finally able to stomach the thought of it again! So, obviously I whipped up a batch of slow cooker chili as soon as I could!
Stove Top Directions for Slow Cooker Chili
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 your browned hamburger, tomatoes, onion, tomato sauce, chili beans and water in a large stock pot. Simmer this over low heat for at least one hour, stirring occasionally.
After this easy chili has simmered on your stove top for at least one hour add all the spices and simmer for an additional 2 hours.
Easy Chili FAQs
How Do You Make Easy Chili?
- Brown the ground beef and drain.
- Combine all of the ingredients in the slow cooker, stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on low all day, 8-10 hours.
- Garnish with your favorite toppings!
Do you have to brown meat before slow cooking?
Actually it’s not necessary to cook the meat before adding it to the slow cooker, however follow the directions in each recipe. This recipe calls for browning the meat.
How long does it take to make chili in a slow cooker?
On low this chili will take 8-10 hours.
What are the best beans for chili?
- Pinto beans
- Kidney beans
- Black beans
What are the main spices in chili?
- Chili powder
- Garlic salt
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!!!
- Sausage and Black Eyed Pea Chili
- Light Crock Pot Spicy Turkey Chili Recipe
- Crock Pot White Chicken Chili
- Slow Cooker Chili Recipe
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This easy chili recipe is made in your crockpot which provides an amazing flavor from the slices. It's the perfect dinner on a cold winter day!
- 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.
*For Stove Top - In a large pot mix together browned hamburger, tomatoes, onion, tomato sauce, chili beans and water. Simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally.
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.