TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) no-salt added tomatoes, undrained and cut up
  • 1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 229 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 241mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 vegetable.


  1. In a skillet, brown beef; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the next nine ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4 hours. Garnish individual servings with cheese. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Chili in Taste of Home's Down-Home Diabetic Cookbook Annual 2000, p72

Reviews for Easy Slow Cooker Chili

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
LPHJKitchen User ID: 7521213 240501
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"The flavors of this chili were very mild and light. It could easily be made spicier if desired but I liked it like the recipe states. My husband added a bit more chili pepper powder. We also used ground venison, which was very lean but held up nicely in the chili. Very good - will make again!"

Bassets4ever User ID: 8333707 224715
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2015

"My husband is a picky eater and he loved this chili. I followed the recipe to the "T" except I used 96% instead of 90% meat. My husband is looking forward to leftovers. Only thing for us was it was a little thick. Next time I will add an additional can of tomato sauce and small can of tomatoes. Other than that, it was great. I liked the fact this recipe reduced the sodium content."

bblawsonuk User ID: 4534666 74580
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2013

"Made this for dinner yesterday. Changed only a few things - one pound of ground turkey instead of two pounds of ground beef, red bell pepper instead of green, one can of black beans to replace one can of kidney beans, and added three garden fresh jalapenos (minus seeds!). We enjoyed it well enough, but thought it was definitely lacking something. . . husband thought it was salt, daughter found it a bit thin for her liking. All in all, a good recipe with some tweaking needed."

Loading Image