Easy Slow Cooker Chili

If you’re like me, then the most common dish you make in your slow cooker is chili. I’ve made a variety of chili over the years, but I must say that this recipe from GimmeSomeOven.com for an Easy Slow Cooker Chili may be my new go to. All of the ingredients combine to form an amazing, flavorful, and filling chili dish. This was my first time cooking with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce so I wasn’t sure how hot it would be, but I chopped up 2 peppers and thought that it was excellent. I could feel the heat but it wasn’t overwhelming or unbearable. So next time, I may up the peppers a little more 🙂Easy Slow Cooker Chili

To begin this recipe, I heated up some olive oil in a large pan and after browning the 2 pounds of ground beef with the medium onion and 4 cloves of garlic I added the mixture into the ceramic bowl. After that it was a simple matter of adding the rest of the ingredients in and stirring well to mix everything together. I ended up cooking on HIGH for 4 hours and then set to WARM for about another hour before trying my first bowl. It was so good that I had to have a second!

I was very happy with how this recipe turned out, it is very simple to follow and is sure to win some praise from your tailgating guests. This recipe can be started right away in the morning and be ready by the afternoon by cooking on HIGH for 3-4 hours. Or you can start it late the night before and cook it on LOW for 6-8 hours to be ready first thing in the morning to take with you.


Slow Cooker Chili

Yields: 8-10 servings  |  Prep Time: 15 minutes  |  Cook Time: 4 hours  |  Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes



First: Heat up some olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Combine the ground beef, onions, and garlic and cook until the meat is browned. Drain the excess grease and add to the slow cooker.

Second: Add the rest of the ingredients into the slow cooker, stir them all together until everything has been combined. Cover and cook for your desired time and temperature setting.

  • HIGH for 3-4 hours
  • LOW for 6-8 hours

Third: Perform a taste test and see if any further salt, pepper, or seasonings are needed. Serve warm and enjoy! Feel free to add shredded cheese, crushed tortilla chips, or any other toppings as you see fit.

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