Slow Cooker Beef Chili

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I love to cook. I do have a cooking blog, after all. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy having dinner prepared for me once in a while. With this slow cooker chili, it’s almost like someone else is cooking dinner. The slow cooker works away all day and you end up with a delicious-smelling house and a delicious-tasting dinner. All you have to do is throw in a few ingredients in the morning and then let it cook away.

I’ve been making this chili for years and it could not be easier. Slightly spicy and super satisfying, it’s the perfect meal to warm you up on a cold day.

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Slow Cooker Beef Chili

Printable Recipe

Makes 8 servings


  • 1 pound beef boneless round steak, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (or often I’ll use already cut up stew meat)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 medium stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tbps. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz. each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 medium bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (15 to 16 oz.) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, if desired


  1. Place all ingredients except bell pepper, beans, and cheese in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat setting 6 to 7 hours or until beef and vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir in bell pepper and beans. Cook uncovered on high heat setting about 15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve with cheese, if desired.

Recipe from Betty Crocker: Slow Cooker Meals

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  1. This recipe sounds perfect for my busy days! I’m definitely going to try to make it soon. I need more slow cooker recipes so that I can start dinner in the morning while the twins are napping or playing on their play mat.

  2. Read your post and put chili in my slow cooker this morning!
    Thanks for posting the recipe!

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