American,  Main Course,  Slow Cooker

Award Winning Crockpot Chili Recipe

Our award winning chili recipe is filled with beef, beans and veggies with a kick thanks to a secret spice blend and jalapenos. Simmer on low for six hours, then serve up this thick, hearty crockpot chili recipe with a chili fixing bar featuring sour cream, cilantro, cheese, onions, more jalapenos, cornbread, Fritos – so many choices!

Your guests are going to love this chili and once you have a taste, you’ll know why it’s the best crockpot chili recipe.

Crockpot Chili Assemble In Slow Cooker

Award Winning Crockpot Chili Recipe

This Award Winning Crockpot Chili Recipe is filled with beef, beans and veggies with a kick thanks to a secret spice blend and jalapenos. Simmer on low for six hours, then serve up this thick, hearty crockpot chili recipe with a chili fixing bar featuring sour cream, cilantro, cheese, onions, more jalapenos, cornbread, Fritos – so many choices!
Your guests are going to love this chili and once you have a taste, you'll know why it's the best crockpot chili recipe!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

Spice Mixture

  • 4 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp Lawry's seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Meat, Vegetables, Beans

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 5 slices thick sliced hardwood hickory smoked bacon
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 3 ribs celery chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 – 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 10.5 oz beef consomme (or beef stock)
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 can chili beans (pinto beans in mild or medium sauce)
  • 1 can kidney beans in mild chili sauce

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the vegetables for the recipe first. Roughly chop the red and green peppers and celery.
    Crockpot Chili Chop Vegetables
  • Seed the jalapeno pepper(s), removing the seeds and membrane, then finely dice. Use more jalapeno for a spicier chili. Peel and dice one small yellow onion.
  • Cook the bacon in a large cast iron skillet, until the bacon is lightly crisp but not overdone. Remove the bacon and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
    Crockpot Chili Cook Bacon
  • Saute the vegetables in the bacon grease for about 5 minutes, until tender. Remove the vegetables from the skillet, draining as much bacon grease from the vegetables as you can.
    Crockpot Chili Saute Vegetables
  • Cook the ground beef in the skillet with the bacon grease. Cook the beef one pound at a time so the meat has enough room to brown and not steam. Break the ground beef into pieces about 1 – 2 inches. When cooked through, remove from the skillet and repeat with remaining meat.
  • Measure all of the spices into a small bowl, and mix together.
    Crockpot Chili Spice Mixture
  • The next step is to assemble all of the ingredients into the slow cooker. Mix the beef consomme or beef stock in the crockpot with the tomato paste. Add the Worcestershire sauce and spice mixture, and stir to blend. Taste the mixture and adjust spices as you like. Add the cans of tomatoes and beans, all undrained. Add the beef and sauteed vegetables. Chop or cut the bacon into about ½ inch pieces and add to the crockpot chili mixture.
    Crockpot Chili Assemble In Slow Cooker
  • Cover and cook on low for about six hours. I love that this is a crockpot chili recipe! It’s so easy to put together in the morning and have delicious chili ready for dinner!
Keyword Slow Cooker

Serve this thick and hearty crockpot chili with a chili fixing bar featuring all your favorite toppings – sour cream, cilantro, cheese, onions, more jalapenos, Fritos – so many choices! Your guests are going to LOVE this chili and once you’ve had a taste, you’ll know why it’s the one of the best crockpot chili competition recipes you’ll find!

13 Comments

  • Michael D Kettering

    I won’t even give you a 1star. Made it as recipe said. Let it rest 24 hours. It was a complete stank! I received 2 votes for best chili. Wow! Stop dropping the shit when it sucks! And this sucked according to 200 people!

    • Noni Mous

      Well maybe, just maybe you should make your own chili recipe for a cook off.. considering that’s the whole point instead of ripping off someone else’s idea and getting a prize for it. Just “food” for thought…

      • Laura Atkinson

        I made your award winning crock pot chili recipe for our annual chili cook-off! I won! It was so delicious! Thank you for coming up with such an amazing chili. I have been making chili for many years, this is a great combination of ingredients. I was skeptical about a few of the ingredients, but it turned out amazing! 70 people judged it! I encourage all you chili food artists to make this chili! You will not be disappointed! ❤

  • Moses

    5 stars
    Really solid recipe! Very nice. The only thing that I left out was the basil. It’s great in Italian dishes, but that’s just not a chili flavor to me. Used some ground coriander instead.

  • Katie

    5 stars
    This recipe is AMAZING! Definitely the best chili I’ve ever made. Instead of using 2 lbs of ground beef, I used 1 lb of ground beef and 1 lb of ground pork. I added 2 chopped cloves of garlic to the veggies (just because I love garlic in everything) and probably about a cup of beef broth to the crock pot before cooking because it looked a little thick for my liking. My husband raved about how it tasted and I’m already going to make it again this coming weekend for friends. This will be my chili recipe from now on! Thanks!

  • Deason

    5 stars
    I made this chili and followed the video and did the receipe exactly as they said. Took it work and it was a big hit. Best Chili ever.

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