Slow Cooker Chili Recipes

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Fall and winter seasons bring more than pumpkins, colorful leaves, and chilly weather; they also come with short busy days filled with responsibilities and obligations. Whether you busy with a full-time job, a parent with a busy family, or a college student with a lot on your plate, one thing remains the same: you need delicious and nutritious meals that fit your schedule. This is where slow cooker chili fits in! There are so many ways to make chili and none are quite the same, you’ll love these easy dump and go Crockpot chili recipes.

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Slow Cookers are Time-Saving Wonders

Slow cookers allow you to prep your ingredients in the morning, throw them into the pot, and leave them to cook for 6-8 hours. That means you can go about your day without worrying about what’s for dinner.

Really, they are fantastic… I had no idea but once I tried one I was sold! Whether you are at work, running errands, or spending time with your loved ones, you can come back home to a hot, delicious, ready-to-eat meal.

Slow Cooker Chili is Versatile

Slow cooker chili is not only easy to make, but it’s also versatile. Crockpots themselves are versatile (you can literally cook anything) but nothing is more versatile than chili… except maybe slow cooker soups.

You can customize your chili recipe by adding different types of beans, vegetables, herbs, and spices. Whether you prefer a classic beef chili or a vegetarian version, the sky’s the limit when it comes to slow cooker chili.

Slow Cooker Chili is Nutritious

The beauty of making chili in a slow cooker is that the ingredients cook slowly, which preserves their nutrients and flavors. You can control the amount of salt, sugar, and fat you add to your recipe. Chili is a hearty meal that provides you with a good source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates, all of which are essential for your health and well-being.

Tips for Making the Perfect Slow Cooker Chili

Now that we have convinced you of the benefits of using a slow cooker for chili, let’s dive into some tips for making the perfect chili.

  1. Firstly, brown your meat before adding it to the slow cooker to enhance the flavor.
  2. Secondly, only add the called for amount of liquid. Slow cookers don’t evaporate like stovetop cooking does.
  3. Thirdly, don’t overfill the pot; leave room for the ingredients to expand while cooking.
  4. Fourthly, taste your chili and adjust the seasoning to your liking before serving, I almost always add more seasoning.
  5. Lastly, don’t forget to serve your chili with your favorite toppings such as cheese, sour cream, or onions.

1. Slow Cooker Vegan Chili

slow cooker vegan chili

This slow cooker vegan chili recipe will delight your taste buds. It’s not only wholesome but delicious and easy to make. A vegan twist on this classic comfort food for those chilly days ahead makes for a healthy dinner packed with nutrients brimming with flavor!

2. Healthy Crockpot White Chicken Chili

healthy slow cooker white chicken chili

This healthy crockpot white chicken chili is a dump and go slow cooker recipe you’ll want to make on repeat. It’s made extra creamy with a secret ingredient.

3. No Bean Chili (Beanless Chili)

no bean chili slow cooker

This no bean chili is so hearty, savory and flavorful! It is easy to make and can be made on the stovetop, in the Instant Pot or in a slow cooker. This beanless chili is thick, saucy and so comforting. Great for a quick weeknight dinner, leftovers and meal prep!

4. Ground Chicken Chili (GF)

ground chicken slow cooker chili

This Ground Chicken Chili recipe is flavorful, satisfying, and quick and easy to make using everyday pantry staples. Perfect for busy weeknight dinners and your weekly meal prep.

5. Extra Creamy White Bean Chili

creamy white bean slow cooker chili

This extra creamy white bean chili is incredibly comforting, warm, hearty, and filling! This recipe is great for meal prep and leftovers. The flavors are savory and cozy. This chili recipe is loaded with flavor!

6. Slow Cooker 21 Day Fix Turkey Chili

21 day fix slow cooker chili

This easy 21 Day Fix turkey chili crock pot recipe is one of our go-to dinners! It’s super quick to throw into the crockpot, and it’s always a family favorite! Plus, you can top it with a little avocado, greek yogurt, or hot sauce to customize it!

7. Keto Ground Beef and Chorizo Chili Recipe

keto ground beef and choizo slow cooker soup

When it comes to a satisfying meal that fits perfectly within the ketogenic lifestyle, nothing hits the spot quite like a hearty bowl of Keto Ground Beef and Chorizo Chili. This dish is not only bursting with rich, smoky flavors but also aligns with the low-carb, high-fat principles of a keto diet. 

8. Easy Slow Cooker Vegan Chili (Gluten-Free)

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This easy Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili is a dump-and-go crockpot meal you can set and forget! This healthy three bean chili is vegan, gluten-free, allergy-free, and full of plant-based protein, veggies, and bold Southwest flavors! 

9. Hearty Crockpot Chili with Bell Peppers

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This Hearty Crockpot Chili with Bell Peppers is the perfect blend of ground beef, kidney beans, green peppers, onions, and just a little spice

10. Butternut Squash Chili

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Butternut squash is in season, and the chilly weather is perfect for butternut squash chili time. This butternut squash chili recipe is so easy; make it in the crockpot or even faster in the Instant Pot.

11. Gluten-Free Turkey Chili

gluten free slow cooker chili

This hearty and healthy Gluten-Free Chili requires minimal prep and simmers for hours in your slow cooker. It’s the perfect cozy-yet-healthy, comfort food meal on a cold evening.

Wrapping Up Slow Cooker Chili

Slow cooker chili is a perfect solution for busy people and moms who want to feed their family healthy and delicious meals without sacrificing their time. Slow cookers are time-saving wonders that allow you to prep your ingredients in the morning and return to a hot, flavorful meal in the evening.

Plus, slow cooker chili is versatile, nutritious, and customizable: which means you can cater to your family’s taste preferences and dietary needs. So, whether you are a seasoned cook or a newbie who wants to try something new, slow cooker chili is a fail-proof recipe that will save the day.

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