Comforting Slow Cooker Chili Recipes

New World Chili
There's nothing better than a warm, comforting bowl of chili on a cold day. But there's no need to spend all day stirring at the stove. Instead, let your slow cooker do the work for you with these easy and delicious chili recipes. From classic beef chili recipes to chicken chili (and even vegetarian!) we have a slow cooker chili recipe for everyone.

Slow-Cooker Chocolate Chili with Three Beans

Chocolate chili? We don't believe it! Just two ounces of bitter or semisweet chocolate in this slow cooker chili adds richness without making the dish too sweet.

Chicken Fajita Chili

Instead of the traditional beef, chicken is the star of this flavorful chili. Seasoned with chili powder, cumin, fajita seasoning, and garlic, this slow cooker chili packs a powerful punch.

Caribbean Pork Chili

A delicious mango garnish adds a tropical twist to this slow cooker chili recipe. If desired, add a half teaspoon of ground chipotle chili pepper to give this recipe some added spice.

Vegetarian Chili

Along with classic chili ingredients -- diced tomatoes, black beans, and chili powder -- this vegetarian chili recipe is full of fresh zucchini and green sweet pepper. You'll love this veggie-filled chili so much, you won't even miss the meat!

Balanced flavors from vegetables and spices make up for the missing meat in this vegetarian chili recipe. A can of beer (or vegetable broth if you prefer), adds another tasty layer.

Vegetarian Chili -- You Won't Miss the Meat!

Chili isn't just for meat-lovers -- the whole family will love this easy vegetarian version.

Game Day Chili

This hearty chili is perfect for a cold day. Beans are missing from this yummy recipe, but it's still full of rich flavor thanks to dried plums and a pinch of bittersweet chocolate.

Spicy Ancho Chili with Tomatillos

Using both ancho and jalapeno chile peppers, this recipe is hot! We like it best with a slice of avocado, a scoop of sour cream, and a sprinkling of cheddar cheese on top.

Beef and Black Bean Chili

Want to know the secret to this slow cooker chili? Unsweetened cocoa powder! The cocoa adds richness, while hot chili powder gives this dish a spicy kick.

Kickin' Chicken Chili

Need a little spice in your life? This chili has it! The spicy kick in this recipe comes from cumin and green salsa. If you have leftovers, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to three days. 

Mexican Chili

Full of the ground beef and red beans we love, this zesty chili has a Mexican twist. Use Mexican-style stewed tomatoes and diced green chile peppers to give this chili its unique flavor. And don't forget to add a dollop of sour cream on top!

Family-Style Chili and Corn Bread Dumplings

These chili is delicious is on its own, but the cheesy corn bread dumplings on top take it to the next level. You can even make the dumplings in your slow cooker -- just add in the dough at the very end, and cook the chili with the dumplings on top for 20-25 minutes.

Barbecue Chili

This sweet and spicy chili is full of chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and molasses. With three different kinds of beans and the addition of smoky bacon, this flavorful chili will definitely become a family favorite.

Beef and Red Bean Chili

Perfect for the holidays or just a cold day, this hearty chili will warm you up in a hurry. Switch up this classic chili recipe and try using chuck roast instead of ground beef.

The ingredients are key to great chili. We'€™ll show you the one must-have ingredient (no skimping!) for authentic, delicious homemade chili.

How to Make Chili

We've got a few tips to make sure your chili is perfectly seasoned, every time.

Chili Verde

Tomatillos and fresh spinach leaves help give this chili its signature green color. Tender pork roast and navy beans make this slow cooker chili a satisfying meal.

Sassy Bean and Brown Rice Chili

Look out -- this chili has attitude! Diced green chiles and picante sauce give it a spicy kick, while three different kinds of beans help make this meatless chili hearty.

Taco Chili

This chili has all the flavor of tacos, with none of the hassle. Add just five ingredients to your slow cooker and let them cook for a few hours, and this no-fuss chili is ready to serve!

Chicken Chili

This chicken chili may be simple, but it's full of flavor. Chicken and white kidney beans make this a hearty main dish, while fresh jalapeno chile peppers give it a zesty kick.

Pork Rib Chili with Corn Bread

Don't be intimidated by the long list of ingredients -- this recipe is well worth your time. After simmering in your slow cooker all day, add the corn bread batter directly on top of your chili to create the perfect side dish pairing.

In-Your-Sleep Chili

This chili is so easy, you could make it in your sleep! After cooking the ground beef and onion in a skillet, just combine the rest of the ingredients in your slow cooker and let it do the work for you.

New World Chili

This isn't your usual chili recipe -- this slow cooker recipe will remind you of a Thanksgiving feast. Full of turkey, butternut squash, corn, and cranberries, you'll crave this recipe year-round.

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