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Easy To Make Slow Cooker Classic Chili Recipe

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This easy-to-make Slow Cooker Classic Chili Recipe will quickly become a family favorite. It’s perfect for game day or Sunday dinner. 

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How To Make Slow Cooker Classic Chili 

My family loves to watch football on Sunday.

Being from New England, I’m sure you can guess who we’re rooting for.

If that doesn’t give it away, my 16 yo nephew’s name is Brady! 

One thing that we all love is chili, nothing fancy. Just a classic chili recipe with a little heat, but not too much.

We keep a jar of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce out if anyone wants to make it a little hotter.

ingredients for classic chili

This chili recipe is one I’ve been making for years.

I’m sure it is from an old cookbook that my husband had.

I’ve made it so many times now that I know exactly how much chili powder to add to get it just right for both my son and daughter.

But my daughter will add hot sauce to pretty much everything!

I’m thrilled to be participating in a fun #ChiliCookOff with a great group of bloggers.

You will find all the recipes linked below. There are so many great ones, that I  may just change tradition and make a different version for the next game, or dare I say Super Bowl!

I hope you enjoyed this slow cooker classic chili recipe.

I’d love to hear if you have a go-to favorite. If so, leave a comment below.

It’s always nice to try new recipes.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the #ChiliCookOff!

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Easy To Make Slow Cooker Classic Chili Recipe

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

An easy to make slow cooker classic chili that will quickly become a family favorite. It's perfect for game day or Sunday dinner.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 1 8-ounce can of pinto beans
  • 2 16-ounce cans of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 29 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • chopped red and green peppers
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • chopped onion


  1. Cook the hamburg and sausage with the chopped onion until browned well. Drain.
  2. Add to the slow cooker with all remaining ingredients.
  3. Cook on high for 3 hours, or low for 6 hours.

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Thursday 10th of September 2020

Excellent tips here

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Tracy Fritts

Sunday 3rd of November 2019

Sounds good!

Linda Manns Linneman

Sunday 3rd of November 2019

This sounds like a great recipe. Now that it is cooler out I can't wait to have some good chili. Thank you so much for sharing this

Lori Nell

Monday 28th of October 2019


This looks so delicious! Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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