Chili Crockpot Recipes

Here are two of our favorite chili crockpot recipes. Both work well in the crock pot, and freeze well. They can easily be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer.
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Chili Crockpot Recipes

For these chili crockpot recipes you can use ground beef, ground chicken, pork, a combination, etc.

Taco Chili

  • 16 oz. kidney beans
  • 2 Tablespoons or more to taste, taco seasoning mix
  • 2-16 oz. can tomatoes
  • 1  lb. Ground beef cooked
  • 1 1/2 Cups water
Mix soup ingredients together and cook in the crock pot or on the stove for 30 minutes or less. Serve with toppings below.


  • small avocado, diced
  • cheddar cheese, shredded
  • sour cream
  • tortilla chips
~ I often puree any vegetables I have on hand like zucchini or carrots and add it to the soup. It thickens the soup as well as adds more flavor and nutrition.

bowl of chili

Beef (or Chicken) Chili

soup Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. ground hamburger or ground chicken
  • onion, grated
  • 28 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 15oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon or to taste chili powder
  • 1teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 2 cans chili beans or black beans or if using fresh 3 cups soaked overnight and cook
In large pan cook hamburger and grated onion until hamburger is browned. Drain and wipe pan with a paper towel. Add hamburger back to pan. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, seasoning salt and beans. Cook in a crockpot or on the stove at least 30 minutes. Before freezing allow to cool and portion into freezer containers.

Beef Stew Chili

  • 1 lb. ground beef, chicken or turkey
  • 1 bag (16 oz) dried black-eyed peas or 2 Cups cooked or canned (if canned wash and drain)
  • 6 cups water
  • 2-3 beef bouillon cubes
  • pinch of pepper
  • 5 carrots, chopped
If using dried beans, place in a bowl and pour water to cover. Let sit overnight.

Grate one onion in a frying pan and brown beef with onion. Drain and place in crock pot. Add in chopped carrots, black eyed peas, water, bouillon cubes and pepper. Stir and cook on low 8 hours.
beef stew

Two Meat Chili Crockpot Recipes

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 pkg. pork sausage
  • 1/2-1 Cup puree or chopped vegetables of choice
  • salt and pepper
  • 2-3 Cups beans, cooked or canned whatever kind you like or a mixture. We used kidney beans and garbanzo beans in the picture below
  • 3 Cups beef broth
  • 1 large can, 28 oz. chopped tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • small can of tomato paste
In skillet brown hamburger and sausage. Season with salt and pepper and drain grease off. Pour into crockpot. Add in beans, beef broth and tomatoes. Add in garlic, bay leaves, chili powder, brown sugar and tomato paste. Cook 4-6 hours on high or 6-8 on low.
bowl of chili

You can cook these chili crockpot recipes on the stove if you'd rather.

Chicken or Beef Taco Soup

by Tiffany Holmes (Kelowna, BC, Canada)
You can mix & match this recipe for what protein you have on hand (or what your kids are more likely to eat!) and includes a lot of veggies.
taco soup
  • 1 lb cooked ground beef OR 2 large chicken breasts OR 1 can beans w/liquid
  • 2 cups vegetable, beef or chicken broth
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 can beans w/ liquid (Try white beans for chicken, kidney beans for beef, or black beans work well with either. If using beans as the protein, use two different kinds of beans.)
  • 1 large can stewed tomato w/ liquid
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 2 red or yellow peppers, diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
1) Bring broth, taco seasoning, onion, lime juice, & tomato soup to boil. Add meat, reduce to medium high. If using beef, simmer 10 minutes. If using chicken, cook until done, then shred & return to pot.

2) Add beans & tomatoes. Simmer 30 min.

3) Add peppers & corn. Simmer until tender.

Top with shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, or tortilla chips. This makes a big batch of soup, and freezes well.

Try something a little different with your chili with this skyline chili recipe.
skyline chili

Easy Beef and Bean Chili

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 TBSP chili powder
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, puree if you don't like chunks of tomatoes like my kids don't.
  • 15 oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can chili beans, undrained
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 TBSP oil for frying
In a skillet saute ground beef with 1 grated onion and 1 garlic clove. Drain and add to crock pot. Stir in tomatoes and beans. Season with chili powder and add water. Stir until well combined and cook 6 hours on low.
beef and bean chili

Chicken Chili Crockpot Recipes

  • 5-6 chicken breasts or 2-3 Cups shredded chicken
  • 5 Cups diced tomatoes, puree if your kids don't like chunks of tomatoes
  • 1 pkg. (1 oz) taco seasoning mix
  • 2 cans or 3 Cups Great Northern beans, drained
  • 3 cups water

Place chicken, tomatoes, beans and seasoning in crock pot. Add water and stir to combine. Cook on low or high 6 hours.

Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips if desired. white chicken chili

White Chicken Chili 

  • olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped or grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3-4 Cups ground chicken
Saute onion and garlic in oil. Add chicken and continue to cook until chicken is no longer pink.
In crock pot add:
  • 7-8 Cups chicken broth
  • 4 Cups or 2 cans of white beans
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • cooked chicken, onion and garlic mixture
Cook in crock pot 4-6 hours on low. Serve with tortilla strips and cheese, if desired.

Beef and Bean Chili Video

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