Slow-Cooker Hearty Beef Chili Recipe -
Slow-Cooker Hearty Beef Chili Recipe
  • READY IN 6+ hrs

Slow-Cooker Hearty Beef Chili

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"Try this simple slow-simmering beef chili. The salsa adds a nice little kick and saves on prep time."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 10 mins


  1. Brown meat; drain. Add to slow cooker with remaining ingredients except cheese; stir. Cover with lid.
  2. Cook on LOW 5 to 6 hours (or on HIGH 3 to 4 hours).
  3. Stir just before serving. Serve topped with the cheese.
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  • Special Extra: For added colour and flavour, top individual bowls of chili with sour cream, Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits and/or coarsely crushed Premium Plus Crackers.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with a simple side of Ritz Crackers Baked with Whole Grain.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving (1 cup (250 mL)) : 320 calories, 10g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 45mg cholesterol, 550mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate, 9g dietary fibre, 8g sugars, 24g protein, 10%DV vitamin A, 35%DV vitamin C, 15%DV calcium, 25%DV iron.
  • Recipe nutrition information prepared by Food to Facts for KRAFT Canada Inc.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 05, 2011

Great recipe, I used black beans, kidney beans, and garbanzo beans. Also added a small can of tomato sauce because it seemed too thick. The whole family loved it... a definite addition to our rotation.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 18, 2012

I have learned that I am not a big fan of having salsa in chili, so that is definitely what affected my rating. I ended up adding a little each Worcestershire sauce, garlic, paprika, cumin. My family did like the final result. :)

Nov 14, 2011

Mmmmm! Made this Chili this past weekend for my husband, we both loved it!

Jan 16, 2012

This was really good for such an easy recipe. I did alter slightly by omitting the corn and adding some green pepper and chopped garlic. I feel foolish that it never occurred to me to use salsa as a chili base, thanks for sharing!

Dec 12, 2011

Made it this weekend and the whole family loved it!

Jan 21, 2012

I made this chili recipe for a crowd of 50 and I got nothing but rave reviews! The corn really adds a nice texture. This is a great recipe!

Jan 03, 2012

Made without onion and this was still delicious.

Feb 24, 2012

This is a very easy to pull together slow-cooker recipe, and the finished chili is tasty, hearty as its name implies, and a hit with my husband. I used a combination of chili beans and black beans which came out so delicious. Also a dollop of sour cream on top with the cheese added a creamy delightfulness!


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