Slow Cooker Homemade Chili

This Homemade Slow Cooker Chili is the perfect dinner for cool fall nights.
Slow Cooker Homemade Chili
Last week, with the onset of Fall, I just had to make some Homemade Chili in the slow cooker.

First, I chop my Onion, Garlic, Mushrooms, and Jalapeno, and add them to a saute pan to cook. Feel free to add a dab of butter to get them going. I saute them until the onions are clear.

Meanwhile, I am browning the ground beef and sausage in another skillet. I crumble them together, and when they are done, you can’t tell what’s what.

While that’s all cooking, I add ALL of the cans into my slow cooker. I have a large slow cooker (for those who asked, it’s a Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6 Qt, I included a link to it here and at the bottom of the post. I’ve had it for several years, it was a Christmas Gift), and this fills it to the brim. The best thing about this, is you can tweak it to your preferences. Like it thicker, use larger cans of paste (I use the small ones) or add an extra small can. Likewise, you can omit one of the cans of sauce if it’s too much. Same with the beans. I use two of each, but you could just as easily reduce or increase that number, according to your preferences.

The first night I serve it, we’ll usually eat it straight, sometimes over rice, with chili on top, and maybe some cornbread. A day or so later, we’ll have Chili Dogs for dinner 🙂 Because this makes so much, I freeze the leftovers in my Rubbermaid Containers, and I can usually get 2 additional meals out of it. During the fall/winter, we typically have this twice a month, so it’s pretty economical when you consider I get 4 dinners for 5 people out of each batch!

5.0 from 5 reviews
Slowcooker Chili
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 8
  • One Medium Onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb breakfast sausage (we prefer maple)
  • 2 cans Chili Tomato Sauce
  • 2 cans Tomato Sauce
  • 2 cans Tomato Paste (basil, oregano preferred)
  • 2 cans chili beans
  • 2 cans light kidney beans, drained
  • 2 cans dark kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can Rotel
  • Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
  1. Chop Onion, Garlic, Mushrooms, and Jalapeno
  2. Add them to a saute pan to cook
  3. Brown Ground Beef & Sausage together in a skillet
  4. Pour beans, tomato sauce, tomato paste, rotel, and dash of worcestershire into Slow Cooker
  5. Add Vegetables and Meat Mixture to Slow Cooker
  6. Set Slow Cooker on Low and let it cook for 6-8 hours.
  7. Serve with crackers, or over rice.
  8. Top with cheese, if preferred.

These are a few of the items I find useful in my own kitchen when preparing this recipe:

 Hamilton Beach 33461 Stay or Go 6-Quart Portable Slow Cooker T-fal C51402 Excite Nonstick Thermo-Spot Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe PFOA Free Fry Pan Cookware, 8-Inch, Red T-fal A91082 Specialty Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe Jumbo Cooker Saute Pan with Glass Lid Cookware, 5-Quart, Black OXO SoftWorks Can Opener Hamilton Beach 76606ZA Smooth Touch Can Opener, Black and Chrome Crockpot 22-ounce Double Handle Soup Bowls, Set of 2 Red 4-pack Glazed Tuscan Soup/chili Bowl Set Mulberry Red


Recipe Name
Slow Cooker Homemade Chili
Published On
Preparation Time
Cook Time
Total Time
Average Rating
no rating Based on 0 Review(s)

29 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Homemade Chili

  1. Pingback: haine copii

  2. Pingback: acid reflux diet plan

  3. Pingback: Homemade Slow Cooker Beef Stew

  4. Pingback: Menu Plan Monday Recipes

  5. Any kind of soup is a hit for the fall time but I am doing apple sauce right now! I found alot of recipes for cassarole thats goes in the slow cooker and I want to try it this fall!

  6. My vegan crockpot chili…made some today actually! LOL
    Vegan Crockpot Chili

    1 10.75oz can tomato soup
    1 6oz tomato paste
    4 15oz cans tomato sauce
    2 15oz cans kidney beans (one light one dark or can use black beans or any combo)
    1 12oz package of fake meat crumbles (I prefer Lightlife Smart Ground brand)
    chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper to taste…and if its too acidic add some sugar, too sweet add some salt

    Place all ingredients in a crockpot and cook until boiling and seasoned to y our liking! Can cook all day on low or for a few hours on high.

  7. I like to make chili and have not found a recipe we all love yet but the one you have hear sounds delicious

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! Should my security settings tell you that you are a spammer, please use the contact form to let me know so I can get that fixed, and I apologize for the error :)