Crockpot Chili Con Carne

This hearty Crockpot Chili Con Carne is another favorite of mine among the list of home cooked comfort foods I love to make for the family.A ladle scooping up some Crockpot Chili Con Carne

Truthfully, I love any excuse to use the crockpot. It’s so simple and effortless when all you have to do is take care of a few preparatory steps and then allow your trusty Crockpot to cook a flavorful and satisfying meal, that will be appreciated by those lucky enough to sit at your table!two bowls of chili

While I do enjoy a kick of spicy heat in most dishes, this version of Crockpot Chili Con Carne is much milder than how it’s traditionally made so that you can serve it to your little ones. But don’t worry – while it may be mild in the heat department, it’s still just as delicious and flavorful. I’m talking mouth-watering kind of good!

TIPS FOR CHILI CON CARNE

  • If you’d like to make this chili with more of a spicy heat to it, try adding in some hot sauce, cayenne pepper or other familiar ingredients that you know will give you that extra kick of spice and heat.
  • You can use any canned beans that you may have in your pantry. Black beans, cannellini beans, and even lentils are all excellent substitutes and taste great in this recipe.
  • Browning the ground beef first before adding to the crockpot allows flavor to build as a base for this dish so don’t skip this step.
  • Like any other stew, this chili dish tastes even better the following day which is great news as you can make it ahead of time or use leftovers for a hearty lunch the next day.

Crockpot Chili Con Carne

  1. In a large skillet, cook ground beef for 5 minutes on medium high.cooking ground beef in skillet
  2. Add chopped onion, green pepper, and garlic and continue cooking, stirring often, for an addition 5
    minutes or until beef is no longer pink.adding onion and bell pepper into pan
  3. Add to crockpot.beef, pepper and onion mixture in slow cooker
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours.ingredients for chili con carne in slow cooker
  5. Serve in bowls and garnish with your choice of toppings.A ladle scooping up some Crockpot Chili Con Carne
  6. Enjoy!how bowl chili con carne

WHAT IS CHILI CON CARNE?

  • A traditional Chili Con Carne is a spicy beef stew that typically includes ingredients such as chili peppers, tomatoes and beans.
  • For this version, I’ve intentionally downplayed the spicy heat that you’d normally get by omitting chili peppers and instead use green pepper. This way,  everyone in the family can enjoy it, whether you’re a lover of hot things or are making dinner for the kids.

HOW SHOULD I STORE LEFTOVER CHILI? 

  • You can refrigerate any leftovers in airtight containers for 3-4 days once the Chili Con Carne has fully cooled.
  • You also have the option of freezing Crockpot Chili Con Carne for up to 3 months which is a great option for making meals ahead of time. To store in the freezer, first allow your chili to completely cool and then transfer it into Ziploc bags in correct portion sizes or in freezer-safe containers.
  • To defrost from frozen, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then heat it up on the stovetop till
    warm throughout.

WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH CROCKPOT CHILI CARNE?

  • Any of the following options would make a delicious addition to this Crockpot Chili Carne:
    Cornbread
    ● White rice
    ● Sweet potato fries
    ● Crusty bread
    Homemade dinner rolls
    Nachos
    ● Baked pita chips
    Corn salad

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5 from 11 votes

Crockpot Chili Con Carne

This hearty Crockpot Chili Con Carne is another favorite of mine among the list of home cooked comfort foods I love to make for the family.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 3 lbs. extra lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 large green pepper chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 28 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 10.75 oz. can tomato soup
  • 2 14 oz. can beans in tomato sauce
  • 1 15 oz. can kidney beans rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • ½ tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

suggested garnishes

  • Sour Cream, grated cheese, sliced green onions for garnish

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, scramble fry ground beef for 5 minutes on medium high. Add chopped
  • onion, green pepper, and garlic and continue cooking, stirring often, for an addition 5
  • minutes or until beef is no longer pink. Add to crockpot.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low
  • for 6-7 hours.
  • Serve in bowls and garnish with your choice of toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 1654mg | Potassium: 1744mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1377IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 10mg

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10 Comments

  1. Audrey Baker says:

    5 stars
    I don’t normally make chili, but I had a good feeling about this recipe, and my family said it was the best chili they had ever had..! So, thanks for the recipe

    1. I am so happy to hear you and your family loved it Audrey!

  2. I noticed the recipe doesn’t say to drain the fat/grease from the ground beef after it’s cooked…do you include the grease in the crock pot from the meat as well?

    1. If you are using a high fat content ground beef, then I would suggest that. But if you are using a leaner beef, you can just leave it in.

  3. Tom McKitrick says:

    Subbed can of peeled tomatoes for the tomato soup/tomato sauce — to use what was in the pantry. Worked fine. Also made with 1 lb of the lean beef – easily made 5 servings. Fine taste.

  4. 5 stars
    Good recipe, reminds me of my Moms! The only thing I would change would be to wait to add the beans until the last half hour, otherwise they get too mushy for me. Thanks!

  5. Can I make the beef/onion/green pepper mixture the night before, so I don’t have to cook ground beef in the morning?

    1. Yep! That works out great. I have made it the night before as well to help on time the next morning.

  6. 5 stars
    My grown son requested this for his birthday 3 weeks ago. He loved it so much I’m making it again this weekend. We all think it’s delicious 😋. Thanks for posting

    1. Thank you Nana! We love this one too!