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Delicious and Easy: The Ultimate Crockpot Chili Recipe

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When autumn leaves perform their swan dive, and the air gets that crisp, “sweater-weather” vibe, I know our Crockpot Chili Recipe will soon come out of hibernation. It’s all about the smoky whiff of cumin, those beans humming away in rich undertones, and that heat – oh, that glorious heat that hugs your insides like a toasty blanket. A killer crockpot chili recipe isn’t just recommended; it’s pretty much a culinary law in my book. Our legendary recipe has been the MVP of countless Halloween bashes and Super Bowl showdowns, making our kitchen a hall of fame for comfort food. Trust me, this recipe is so easy; it’s almost like cheating at the cook-off. Can’t wait to dive into it again this year!

Photo of uncovered crockpot chili recipe together in the pot prior to cooking

Tips & Tricks

  • Finding all the ingredients is a breeze at your local supermarket. Feel free to swap in your favorites. And why slave over a hot stove when you can let the Crockpot do the heavy lifting for you?
  • We generally tend to stick to the same brands consistently because they provide a sense of familiarity and comfort. I vividly recall a time when we faced a shortage of our beloved Chilli Man Seasoning Mix, and the dish just didn’t taste as delicious without it.
  • Another helpful tip is that when we are looking to purchase sausage, we often opt for the reduced-fat Jimmy Dean. It’s worth noting that certain local supermarkets may not always stock this particular type, but fear not, as there are usually suitable alternatives available for substitution. I also try to go with leaner ground beef (93/7) as well.

For our chili recipe, this Crock-pot is King

Finding a crockpot big enough to hold the entire batch in one fail swoop is essential so all those flavors can meld together. I suggest a 6-8 quart version with a timer and temperature control.

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The Ultimate Crockpot Chili Recipe

This recipe is a no-brainer—so easy, it practically cooks itself! Just round up your ingredients, chuck them into the crockpot, and kick back. Let that slow cooker do its slow-mo dance, infusing every bite with flavor. It's like culinary magic: minimal effort, maximum taste.
We like to whip up this dish a day early and let it chill in the fridge overnight, kind of like a culinary sleepover. This trick lets the flavors buddy up and throw a party, making the dish not just tasty, but a full-on flavor fiesta when it hits the table.
Prep Time 1 hour


  • 1 6-8 qt Crockpot



  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 12 oz Jimmy Dean Reduced Fat Premium Pork Sausage can substitute
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 big can 40 oz Brooks Mild Chili Beans
  • 1 small 15.5 oz can Brooks Hot Chili Beans
  • 1 can kidney beans 15.5 oz Bush’s
  • 2 cans 14.5 oz diced tomatoes basil garlic, oregano Red Gold or Del Monte
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 1 tomato paste 12 oz Hunts or Contadina
  • 2 packages of Chilli Man chili mix this is the most important ingredient!!



  • Open up all the cans and put in a crock pot. Make sure to drain the liquid from the kidney beans.
  • Put one of the Chilli Man Seasoning Mixes in as well.
  • Dice the onion and green pepper
  • Brown together the hamburger and tube of sausage and add the diced onion and green pepper to that mixture. After the hamburger and sausage is browned, then add the other pack of Chilli Man Seasoning to that mixture and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add all this to the crock pot.
  • Taste it all together and see if you want some sugar to cut the acidy taste. Sprinkle sugar a bit at a time and mix until it tastes good to you!
  • Cook on low for 4-5 hours


Make sure to buy the fixings of oyster crackers, sour cream and cheese to go with!

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