Crock of chili topped with cheese and sour cream in front of a slice of cornbread.

Slow Cooker Beef Chili

This chili is the perfect fall or winter recipe and packs a huge flavor punch from chipotle peppers in adobo, mild green chiles, and seasonings. Bonus: it’s easy to make in the slow cooker!

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Fall is upon us! I can eat chili any time of the year, but for most people, fall is the start of chili season. This chili is easy to make. The main prep work is dicing the onion and mincing the chipotle peppers.

Do you find that you never use a whole can of chipotles in adobo at once? I always freeze the leftovers to use in future recipes. If you need some inspiration, this list of 70 Recipes With Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce has plenty of ideas.

For the ground beef, I used 90/10, but you can use a different variety if you prefer more or less lean/fat. If you use ground beef with a higher fat content, just make sure a lot of the excess fat from browning isn’t transferred from the saute pan to the slow cooker. I use a spider strainer to transfer the beef, but a slotted spoon would also work fine.

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Slow Cooker Beef Chili

This chili is the perfect fall or winter recipe and packs a huge flavor punch from chipotle peppers in adobo, mild green chiles, and seasonings. Bonus: it's easy to make in the slow cooker!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 40 mins
Total Time4 hrs 45 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili, crock pot chili, slow cooker chili
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

Toppings (As Desired)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Corn chips

Instructions

  • Preheat saute pan on the stovetop.
  • Add ground beef and cook until brown, stirring occasionally and breaking up pieces, about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the beef to the slow cooker.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  • Cook on high for 4 to 5 hours, or until onions are cooked and soft.
  • Serve with desired toppings.
Crock of chili topped with cheese and sour cream in front of a slice of cornbread. Words across the photo say Slow Cooker Beef Chili.

Slow Cooker Beef Chili

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