Get more from your meal, your wallet, and your free time with these 22 easy chilis, cooked low and slow in a crock pot.
Smoky Slow-Cooked ChiliThis hearty, Mexican-inspired chili features ground pork, pork shoulder, and a smoked ham hock, plus beer, beans, and flavorful spices. Serve with jalapeño cornbread.
Smoky Turkey-and-Sweet Potato ChiliChipotle chiles add a kick, but sweet potatoes balance the heat. Adjust the spice in this homey chili by increasing or decreasing the amount of chipotle to suit your taste. Buy the large dried lima beans if you can find them. They really look amazing and also give the chili a decidedly Southern accent.
Beef-and-Bean ChiliThis classic red chili has chunks of stew meat and ground beef along with tomatoes, red beans, and spices. Fire-roasted tomatoes add a note of smokiness to the mix. If you can't find fire-roasted, use plain tomatoes and add a pinch of smoked paprika.
Pork-and-Black Bean ChiliFresh tomatillos look like small green tomatoes wrapped in thin papery skin. Remove skin, and rinse before chopping. If you can't find fresh, look for canned on the Latin aisle at the grocery.
Slow-Cooker Veggie ChiliMeat isn't required for a satisfying chili! Savor this veggie version featuring carrots, celery, onion, mushrooms, zucchini, squash, corn, and beans. Pair with a slice of homemade bread for the ultimate comfort food meal.
Slow-cooker Turkey ChiliWatch your calories–and your watch–with this easy, healthy chili. Lean ground turkey makes a flavorful replacement for the traditional pork or beef, while using a chili seasoning mix cuts down on time spent measuring spices.
Red Bean ChiliTake comfort in the familiar with this tried-and-true chili combination, which also calls for just 6 ingredients. Between the short ingredient list and easy slow cooker preparation, you'll turn to this chili time and time again for a simple evening supper.
Turkey Thigh and Hominy ChiliStep outside of your chili comfort zone with this unusual combination of turkey thighs, hominy, and black olives. Top with shredded jack cheese and thinly sliced green onions for a mouthwatering dish that you'll love coming home to on chilly winter evenings.
Spicy Slow-Cooker Beef ChiliChile peppers and jalapenos add some spice to this slow-cooked beef chili.
Slow-Cooker White Chicken ChiliThrow this into the slow cooker in the morning before you head off to work, and all day you'll be able to enjoy the satisfaction of knowing exactly what you're going to have for dinner. Using chicken rather than beef in this recipe makes it lower fat than your standard chili. Feel free to amp up the cayenne pepper if you really like the heat.
Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili
Eight hours in the slow cooker yields comforting, from-scratch taste with economical ingredients.
Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili with QuinoaHealthy and hearty, this quinoa chili will become a family favorite. The recipe calls for a bottle of beer; use your favorite seasonal brew to amp up the flavor. The alcohol will evaporate as the chili simmers in the slow cooker.
Green Chili with ChickenHave some fun with your food this Halloween! This cozy chili is made in a slow-cooker, so all you have to do is roast the tomatillos and add everything to the pot. Don't forget the tortilla ghosts!
Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili
Red Bean and Poblano ChiliTotal Antioxidant Capacity: 4,498. Small red beans topped the antioxidant list. If you want to make this chili on the stove instead of in a slow cooker, heat the oil in a Dutch oven and cook the onions, garlic, and spices together first. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer until vegetables are tender.
Crock-Pot ChiliStart this chili before you head to work in the morning and come home to a perfect winter meal.
White Bean and Chicken ChiliOne of those “killer” recipes that will wow any crowd, this nine-ingredient chili relies on pantry staples including canned white beans, broth, and roasted chilies. To build rich flavor, the chicken and onions are browned first in a skillet with garlic and cumin.