Slow-Cooker Chili

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When the temperature drops and the snow starts falling, there’s nothing quite like a warm, comforting bowl of chili to lift your spirits. And with the convenience of a slow cooker, you can have a delicious pot of chili waiting for you at the end of a long day.

Slow-cooker chili is the perfect winter comfort food. With its hearty combination of beans, beef, and vegetables, it’s sure to warm you up on even the coldest days. This recipe for slow-cooker chili will become a winter staple in your household!

But, before we get to the recipe, let’s talk about some of the fun winter activities you can enjoy with your family on a snowy day. For me, one of the best parts of winter is playing in the snow with my son. We love tubing, making a snowman, and having a snowball fight – although I always seem to lose. There’s just something magical about the way the snow transforms the backyard into a winter wonderland.

After a day of playing in the snow, there’s nothing like coming inside to a warm bowl of chili – well – after that cup of hot cocoa, of course!

Enjoy and warm up with this comforting recipe!

Slow-Cooker Chili

Slow-cooker chili is the perfect winter comfort food. This combination of beans, beef, and vegetables is sure to warm you up on even the coldest of days.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 Slow-cooker need a slow-cooker, see link below


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 4 oz diced green chilis 1 can
  • 15 oz chili beans or black beans rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • sour cream and shredded cheddar for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently to break it up into small pieces. Drain off any excess fat and transfer the beef to the slow cooker.
  • Add the chopped onion, green bell pepper, green chilis, chili beans (or black beans), tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper to the slow cooker. Stir well to combine.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours, until the vegetables are tender and the flavors have melded together.
  • About 30 minutes before serving, add the frozen corn.
  • Serve hot, garnished with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese. Pair with corn bread or corn chips for a delicious and satisfying meal.


  • This recipe is easily customizable to suit your tastes. Feel free to adjust the seasonings or add additional vegetables or ingredients. 
  • Like it spicy? Add fresh diced jalapenos directly to the chili or as a garnish for an added kick!
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

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