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Easy Slow Cooker Chili

Easy Slow Cooker Chili - One of the easiest and most delicious meals we make in the slow cooker.  Thick and hearty and total comfort food. This is one of our favorite meals
Course slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes


  • 3 lbs ground beef 80-85 % lean
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 15 oz can red kidney beans
  • 1 15 oz scan black beans
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 28 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 pkgs chili seasoning
  • or use my taco seasoning https://mariasmixingbowl.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or more to taste
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil


  1. In a large skillet heat oil over medium  heat. Add  onions. When they are just about cooked add garlic and cook for about 1 minute. 

     Put in slow cooker. Add ground beef to skillet and cook until just about done. Drain any fat off and put into slow cooker.

    Add all of the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir well.

    Cover and cook on low for 6 hours