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Easy Slow Cooker Chili

This hearty chili can cook for up to 10 hours on low. It's so good to come home after a long day away.
  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • Kimberlee
    Oct 22, 2018

    Easy to make, yummy

  • Jenene
    Oct 24, 2017

    I made this for dinner a few days ago. The recipe is easy to follow. I used one teaspoon of already minced garlic in a jar according to my google search of measurements. I also added a little more chili powder and only one onion. The recipe came out great and my family definitely enjoyed it. The recipe is a little tamer then what i would like so i added some hot sauce to my portion. I will say the no salt is something I am not use to. And trying to add a little salt into my dish did not help, but paired with cornbread this was an ideal meal for the last two days!

  • LPHJKitchen
    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
    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
    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.

  • krisody
    Jan 1, 2012

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