Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
8 Hours
4 Servings

Thise easy slow-cooker chili recipe costs just under $2 per serving, making it a budget-friendly option for busy weeknights.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a large skillet, warm oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and chili powder. Cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add beef, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until crumbly and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Transfer contents of skillet to a slow cooker.

Step 2

Add tomatoes and beans. Stir well, cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Top chili with condiments such as shredded cheese, sliced jalapeños, diced onions and sour cream.

Ratings & Reviews

tarahbull's Review

September 16, 2012
I add: 1 can black beans, 1 can pinto beans, 1 can tomato sauce, 1 small can tomato paste, 1 small can green chilies, 1 tbsp cumin, and to taste cayenne pepper

Stacey1vg's Review

December 09, 2013
I found this delicious. I used ground sausage though and 40oz can of kidney beans. I thought it was fabulous.

hwinte87's Review

August 13, 2009
Very basic chili recipe. I followed the recipe but the chili was pretty bland. This would be a great chili to serve to picky eaters or kids. I prefer mine with a little more zip, so I'll be adding more to it the next time I make it. This is a great starting place if you haven't made much chili before!

PrairieGhost's Review

January 07, 2014

jaguar28's Review

September 09, 2012

momshome's Review

October 30, 2009
So sorry! This was awful! For the fat & calorie count it should be so much better. Will NOT make again.

amystrichek's Review

August 31, 2011