Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

Chili is my all-time favorite meal for the fall and winter months. I live for those cold days that only chili can make warm. I have tried many different recipes and loved almost all of them but my husband decided to try a recipe this year and it is our new go to chili! He even used it in a chili contest and won first place.

Spicy is my middle name but since the kids won’t touch anything hot we adapted his original recipe to make it more family friendly. If you like some spice add hot pepper sauce to your taste.


2 pounds of ground beef                                              ¼ cup of chili powder

1 pound of Italian sausage                                         1 tablespoon of Worcestershire

3 cans of chili beans mostly drained                          1 tablespoon of minced garlic

1 can of spicy chili beans drained                                2 teaspoons of ground cumin

2 cans of diced tomatoes                                     1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning

1 can of tomato paste                                                      1 teaspoon of dried parsley

1 large yellow onion, chopped                                       1 teaspoon of paprika

3 stalks of celery, chopped                                     1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

1 green and red bell pepper, seeded and chopped    1 teaspoon of white sugar

2 green chili peppers, seeded and chopped                Salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon of bacon bits                                              A bag of Corn tortilla chips

4 cubes of beef bouillon                                        8oz of shredded cheddar cheese

½ cup of apple cider


  1. Cook ground beef and sausage in a hot pan over medium heat until evenly browned. Drain excess grease.
  2. Pour chili beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste into the crock pot. Add the onion, celery, green and red bell peppers, chili peppers, bacon bits, bouillon, and apple cider. Season with the chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, cumin, parsley, cayenne, paprika, sugar, salt and pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Add beef and sausage to crock pot and mix it well. Cook low to medium for at least 4 hours but this kind of chili gets better with time. We cooked it for 8 hours and it was amazing!
  4. Serve with chips and cheese and devour!


About Grace:

Grace was born and brought up in Bessemer, Alabama but has a great love for exploring new places. She has been married for 8 years and has 3 kids, expecting number 4 in December. Having been a student off and on for the last 10 years she is excited to say that she is finally graduating from BYU-Idaho with a degree in Marriage and Family Counseling this year. She loves to learn and share what she learns with as many people as possible. Strengthening and encouraging positive relationships with couples and families is a life goal and passion. Her biggest hobby is her family and finding new and fun ways to accomplish the above life goal in her home.

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