Slow cooker chili (with C&C Ground Beef of course)

⭐# of dishes to wash: I use one skillet to brown the ground beef and a crockpot, and a cutting board, knife and spoon.

⭐This makes a LOT, you can half the recipe if you don’t want to be eating it for a few days.

⭐3 out of 4 of us love it. Claire won’t eat tomatoes except in spaghetti sauce or pizza. 🙄

In the crockpot


  • 2 packs of ground beef (close to 2 lbs)
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with chilis (like Rotel)
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans tomato sauce
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 2 cans of beans (drained) I used kidney beans but pintos or black beans work good too.
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of beef Better than Bullion
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 5 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt (more or less to taste….I don’t like a lot of salt but the girls do abd said it was salty enough)
  • 1 Tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
Browned Ground Beef


  1. Brown the ground beef. I do it one pack at a time because it makes less of a mess. There is not enough fat to drain off so I don’t.
  2. Put beef in crockpot
  3. Chop onion and put in slow cooker
  4. Put everything else in slow cooker and stir.
  5. Cook for 6-8 hours

We like chili with shredded cheese, sour cream and Lynn likes jarred jalapeno slices or hot sauce. We usually eat it with saltine crackers or tortilla chips. We frequently good on the third day over hotdogs. 😉

Caroline’s first bowl of Chili for dinner. 😉


Published by jessicaorlena

Mama to two wild girls, wife to a quiet farmer. Saved by grace, set free by love. The most traditional free-spirit you'll ever meet.

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