Slow Cooker Chili

An easy recipe for thick and hearty Slow Cooker Chili. Perfect for a "chili" day served with a loaf of fresh bread!
Servings 6
Author Jenn - Mother Thyme


  • 2 lb ground beef preferably lean 90/10
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 15.5 oz kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 3-4 T chili seasoning divided
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • shredded cheddar cheese optional
  • chopped green onion optional


  1. In a large skillet brown ground beef with onions and 1 tablespoon of chili seasoning.

  2. Transfer browned beef mixture to slow cooker.

  3. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans an 2-3 tablespoons of chili seasoning (depending on how spicy you like it.) Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or high 3-4 hours.

  4. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

  5. Served topped with shredded cheddar cheese and green onion if desired.

Recipe Notes

Click HERE for my recipe for Big Batch Chili Seasoning.