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Crockpot Chili

This Crockpot Chili with Black Beans and Corn is absolutely scrumptious. It’s healthy, hearty, and is easily made in your slow cooker. Stovetop option included.

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Crockpot Chili, loaded with black bean and corn

Winning Crockpot Chili Recipe

We are a team of chili fans around here.  From this Chunky Hearty Chili to Chili with Sriracha to White Chicken Chili…we’ve got mountains of chili love to share.

This Slow Cooker Chili with Black Beans and Corn is a variation of my favorite classic chili, but modified for use in my enormous Crock Pot; my faithful kitchen BFF of 15 years and counting.

Though there’s definitely a place for Instant Pot meals, there are other days when you want to throw all the ingredients into a slow-cooker and let it slowly cook its way to perfection throughout the day, while you go about your routine. That’s where this slow cooker chili comes in.

Watch us Make Crockpot Chili

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Slow Cooker Chili uses fresh and simple pantry ingredients.

Slow Cooker Chili: Pantry Ingredients

One of the best things about this slow cooker chili is that it gives you the opportunity to use up those pantry ingredients you already have.

Ingredients like olive oil, a can of diced tomatoes, sweet corn kernels, and a can of black beans are often staples in the pantry. Now is the time to dig those out, as this chili is begging to be cooked up.

Chances are high that you already have many of the seasonings required: garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, sugar, and allspice are a few of the basic pantry seasonings many of us already have in our kitchen. Make good use out of all those seasonings while they’re still fresh.

If you have frozen ground beef or turkey sitting in your freezer, this homemade chili is waiting to make the most of your ground meat as well.

Fresh ingredients include garlic cloves, green bell peppers, and an onion. Optional toppings such as fresh cilantro, shredded cheese, and lime slices are fun and delicious ways to add flavor to your homemade chili.

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Make your homemade chili meatless or add ground beef/turkey.

Serve Your Homemade Chili with One of These

Note: This makes a wickedly delicious big batch, so if you have leftovers…smile. It’s just as awesome, if not more so, the next day 🙂

Aslo Try this beef stew with potatoes

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Crockpot Chili

4.86 from 110 ratings
This Slow Cooker Chili with Black Beans and Corn is absolutely scrumptious. It’s healthy, hearty, and is easily made in your Crock Pot. Stovetop option included.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 6 hrs
Servings: 10


  • 2 lbs. ground beef, or turkey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 32 oz tomato sauce
  • 16 oz diced tomatoes, Italian style, with juices
  • 32 oz black beans, canned, drained
  • 1 cup corn, sweet frozen kernels
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 onion, large chopped
  • 2-4 tsp chili powder, depending on desired amount of heat
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Dash of cayenne
  • Dash of Tabasco sauce
  • Dash of allspice
  • Optional Toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, chopped fresh cilantro, fresh lime slices, or sour cream


  • Mix uncooked ground meat with 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp kosher salt, and 1 tsp pepper. Mix together well. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add ground meat and cook until browned, breaking it up while you cook.
  • Transfer cooked meat to slow cooker. Add in the rest of ingredients to the browned meat. Cook on Low for 6-7 hours or high for 4-5 hours. (If using a Dutch oven or heavy pot on stovetop, bring to simmer for 4 hours.)
  • Keep warm until ready to serve. Garnish with desired toppings.


For stovetop option, use a large heavy pot. Follow same instructions for slow-cooker, but cook over medium-low heat, covered, for 1-2 hours until flavors are melded and veggies are soft.
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Serving: 1g | Calories: 588kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 2094mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 822IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 8mg
Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Method: Crockpot, Slow Cooker

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Favorite Chili Recipes to Try

1. White Chicken Chili – this is always easy, always good, and always hits the spot. Your people will love this.

White Chicken Chili 3

2. Chili with Sriracha – tastes just like a fantastic classic chili, but with a kick of Sriracha to amp up the flavor. Hearty and satisfying.

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3. White Chicken Chili with Quinoa – a twist on our white chicken chili recipe, elevated with quinoa and avocado. YUM.

White Chicken Chili with Quinoa

4. And all these chilis MUST be paired with these Sweet Corn Muffins; like cornbread, only incredibly better. Always moist and tender, perfectly balanced with savory sweetness. So good, we eat the leftovers for breakfast.

Sweet Corn Muffins

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Recipe Rating


    • Chris Hunter
    • 5 stars

    Made this tonight, it was very good. I’ll likely make some minor adjustments to suit my own taste, but very good.

      • Amy Dong

      Thank you, Chris!

    • Vicki
    • 5 stars

    I LOVE your recipes and have made several of them. I can’t wait to try this one. Thank you for sharing your gifts from God with us.

      • Amy Dong
    • dr. gaby
    • 5 stars

    Lovely, hearty, healthy meal! I kept it vegetarian & substituted a grated carrot for the sugar, sriracha for Tabasco, & cooked plant-based meat on the side.

    • Kendall

    Killer recipe, used plain diced tomatoes so added some oregano, basil and cilantro….beautiful !!

    • Sepideh Javdani
    • 5 stars

    Is my first time to make chili and everyone likes it

    • david
    • 5 stars

    Love moderate cooker bean stew. This looks so scrumptious. Thank you

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