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25 Slow Cooker Chili Recipes

Get your Crock Pot ready! This list has recipes from traditional to unique and includes options for the carnivore, vegetarian, and vegan.

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It’s chili season! I love making chili in my Le Creuset dutch oven, especially on a really cold snow day. But lately I’ve been using my Crock Pot more and more. I like slow cooker chili recipes because they’re usually so simple – brown some meat (if applicable), dump in the ingredients, stir, and let the flavors develop for hours. Cooking “low and slow” (for a long time over low temperature) helps the meat get tender and develops rich flavors.

I developed this list because I was looking for unique slow cooker chili recipes. There are some traditional ones on the list (like my Slow Cooker Beef Chili) and many that are less traditional (like Chunky Venison Chili from Binky’s Culinary Carnival). Several are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free. Note that designations like these are based on what the post on each website stated, and other recipes might meet these criteria without being labeled as such (read each recipe to confirm specific designations). Bonus: There are a few Instant Pot recipes, too!

Meat Chilis

Slow Cooker Beef Chili {Gluten Free}
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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Crock of chili topped with cheese and sour cream. A slice of cornbread in the background.
Slow Cooker Steak Chili
This hearty Slow Cooker Steak Chili is loaded with two kinds of beans, smoky seasonings, veggies, and ultra tender beef. It makes a big batch that’s perfect for game day or for freezing! Recipe by NeighborFood.
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Bowl of steak chili topped with corn chips and cheese
Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Chili
This homemade chili is loaded with delicious meat and the perfect blend of spices to deliver an award winning chili recipe! Recipe by Salt & Baker.
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Bowls of chili with Saltine crackers.
Slow Cooker Kickin Chili {Low Carb, Gluten Free, Whole30}
All the amazing flavors of chili, without the beans. I think you will find that you don’t miss them at all. Recipe by Peace, Love and Low Carb.
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Bowl of chili.
Slow Cooker Beef Chili With Bacon {Gluten Free}
Beef Chili With Bacon is perfect when you have a busy day ahead. Make it in your slow cooker and you’ll have a healthy meal ready to serve at dinnertime. Recipe by Gluten Free Homestead.
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Slow Cooker Irish Chili
This Irish Chili has Guinness beer along with tons of smoky spices for a full-flavor chili. Bonus: it cooks in the slow cooker for hand’s off cooking and freezes beautifully for a fantastic freezer meal. Recipe by Feast for a Fraction.
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Bowl of chili topped with sour cream.
Slow Cooker Beef and Refried Bean Chili
Slow Cooker Beef and Refried Bean Chili is loaded with flavor and cooks in a few hours in the slow cooker! Recipe by Kalyn’s Kitchen.
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Bowl of chili with a small bowl of cheese in the background.
Easy Crockpot Taco Chili
If you like tacos and like chili, you are sure to love taco chili! All your favorite flavors combine to make a rich and hearty soup! Recipe by Sula and Spice.
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Bowl of chili topped with corn chips and sour cream.
Chunky Venison Chili
This Chunky Venison Chili is so very tender and it was made with the toughest cut of the deer, the leg! Venison chili is a great way to warm you up! Recipe by Binky’s Culinary Carnival.
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White Chicken Chili
This easy white chicken chili requires no effort, but delivers a lot of flavor. The perfect meal for a busy day, or to take over to someone in need. Recipe by Simple Living Recipes.
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Bowl of chicken chili.
Slow Cooker Verde Chicken Chili
An easy white chili recipe with a spicy kick. This Slow Cooker Verde Chicken Chili will make your mouth water! Recipe by Simply Stacie.
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Bowl of chili with avocado on top.
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
A hearty, slightly spicy chicken chili made in the slow cooker.
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Buffalo Chicken Chili {Gluten Free}
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili combines ground chicken breast with beans, buffalo sauce & lots of spices for a flavorful, gluten free chili recipe! Recipe by Whitney Bond.
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Bowl of chili behind a jalapeno pepper.
Slowcooker Pumpkin Chicken Chili
Slowcooker Pumpkin Chicken Chili is a perfect option for your fall nights! Full of hearty protein, vegetables, fiber and vitamins, this pumpkin chili recipe is great for warming you up and keeping you nourished. Can be made in the Instant Pot, too. Recipe by Bucket List Tummy.
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Bowl of chili topped with jalapenos.
White Chicken Chili with Bacon {Gluten Free}
This creamy, delicious White Chicken Chili with Bacon is easy to pull together and can be made on the stove top, slow cooker or InstantPot. Recipe by G-Free Foodie.
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Bowl of chili with a spoon.
Lazy Turkey Edamame Chili {Dairy Free}
Lazy Turkey Edamame Chili is a delicious and filling meal with all of the flavors of traditional chili, but a little lighter. Recipe by The Lazy Slow Cooker.
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Bowl of chili on a straw placemat next to a napkin and several oranges.
Pulled Pork Tortilla Soup
More like a chili than a soup, this hearty, smoky, mildly spicy soup can be made in the slow cooker or on the stovetop. It's a great way to use leftover pulled pork, even with BBQ sauce!
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Soup in a soup crock, with tomatoes, beans, and corn and topped with cheese, sour cream, and tortilla strips.

Vegetarian & Vegan Chilis

Slow Cooker Quinoa Chili {Gluten Free, Oil Free, Vegan}
Fire roasted tomatoes, cilantro, lime and smoked paprika give this hearty plant-based slow cooker quinoa chili a unique and robust flavor. Recipe by watch.learn.eat.
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Bowl of chili topped with jalapenos.
Delicious and Healthy Crockpot Vegetarian Chili {Vegetarian}
This Crockpot Vegetarian Chili recipe is super easy and great for even the pickiest of eaters. A great combo of beans, veggies and lentils come together for a great tasting chili. Recipe by Erhardts Eat.
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Crockpot Three Bean Chili {Gluten Free, Vegan}
This hearty and warming crockpot three bean chili can be easily prepped-ahead, with pantry staples and is freezer friendly. Recipe by Recipes From A Pantry.
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Bowl of chili topped with tortilla chips.
Slow Cooker Soy Chorizo Chili {Gluten Free, Vegan}
This Slow Cooker Soy Chorizo Chili is slow-simmered with nutritious veggies, a thick, hearty, slightly-spicy sauce using Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo. Recipe by Veggie Chick.
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Kabocha Squash Chili {Vegetarian}
Kabocha squash chili made in the slow cooker is a hearty vegetarian chili that’s filling, flavorful and great in the colder months when squash is in season. Recipe by Running to the Kitchen.
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Vegan Pumpkin Chili with Polenta Croutons {Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan}
Chili is always a bowl of comfort when the weather is cold, and just in time for the holidays, this is a twist on an old favorite. Pumpkin Chili with Polenta Croutons is sweet and spicy, and will definitely be one of your favorite versions of chili. Recipe by Green Scheme.
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Instant Pot Chilis

Instant Pot Pork Chili Verde
Instant Pot Pork Chili Verde is a nice chili for game day or to warm you up and cooks quickly in the pressure cooker. Recipe by A Cedar Spoon.
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Bowl of chili.
Instant Pot Turkey Chili
Instant Pot Turkey Chili is a protein packed, healthy chili. This cooks quickly in the pressure cooker and is great for game day or family meals. It also freezes nicely for later! Recipe by A Cedar Spoon.
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25 Slow Cooker Chili Recipes

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