10+ Easy Crockpot Chili Recipes - Real Food Whole Life

10+ Easy Crockpot Chili Recipes

September 24, 2021

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If you’re looking for easy crockpot chili recipes, you’re in the right place.

Read on for ground turkey, chicken, beef, vegetarian & vegan, and paleo & no bean chili recipes that you can easily make in your slow cooker.

All gluten-free, dairy-free and delicious!

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We love easy slow cooker meals around here, especially cozy crockpot soups, stews and chilis!

They’re the perfect low-effort dinner for busy weeks (or anytime you don’t really feel like cooking).

In this crockpot collection you’ll find recipes for ground turkey chili, chicken chili, beef, vegetarian & vegan chilis, and paleo & no beans chili recipes too.

As well as some helpful tips for what sides & toppings go best with chili and how to easily store & freeze any leftovers for later.

You can click on each one to go straight to that section:

what goes with slow cooker chili

Toppings make the chili, so load up on anything you like! Here’s some of our favorites:

how to store or freeze these easy crockpot chili recipes

  • Homemade slow cooker chili will keep well in the fridge for up to 3-4 days, in a sealed container
  • These recipes also freeze well, store in a sealed freezer friendly container for up to 2-3 months

All of these recipes can be made ahead! Perfect for meal prep on busy weeks (or anytime you need to feed a crowd quickly & easily)

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I hope you’ll make these Easy Crockpot Chili recipes soon.

If you do, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag me at @realfoodwholelife so I can see!

ground turkey

This 3-bean crockpot turkey chili is an easy, one-pot meal made with ground turkey, hearty beans, simple spices, and plenty of vegetables. Perfect for busy weeknights!

Ingredients: ground turkey, canned beans, bell peppers, onion, sweet potato, tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, and other spices

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6-Ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili is an insanely simple and totally tasty recipe to throw together any night of the week.

Ingredients: chicken, tomato sauce, chili beans, chunky salsa, cumin, garlic and salt

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Crockpot white chicken chili is an easy prep, dump and go recipe, made with healthy ingredients and deliciously creamy without any dairy. Also includes Instant Pot and Stovetop instructions!

Ingredients: chicken breast, stock, white beans, mild green chilis, salsa verde, onion, garlic powder, cumin, cream cheese (traditional or dairy-free).

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Slow Cooker Easy Beef & Bean Chili is super fast to prep and yields rich, hearty results every time. Pile on the toppings and have yourself some chili tonight!

Ingredients: beef, kidney beans, onion, bell pepper, fire-roasted tomatoes, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, lime juice and salt

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vegetarian & vegan

This easy crockpot vegetarian chili recipe tastes delicious and is easy to make with basic pantry ingredients, three beans, vegetables, and spices. Gluten free and vegan!

Ingredients: black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, bell peppers, onion, fire roasted tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, and other spices

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5-Ingredient Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili is simple to prepare, totally nourishing, and absolutely delicious.

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, black beans, salsa, vegetable stock, cumin, smoked paprika and salt

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Made with pantry staples, Slow Cooker Turmeric Lentil Chili is incredibly simple to prepare and is packed with good-for-you ingredients. A vegetarian crockpot meal perfect for any night of the week!

Ingredients: kidney beans, lentils, stock, onion, tomato paste, coconut milk, cumin, turmeric and other spices

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Apple Cider Chili is a hearty sweet and savory vegetarian chili, combining a few simple ingredients into a quick, easy, and filling meal.

Ingredients: sweet potato, black beans, kidney beans, tomato sauce, onion, stock, apple cider, chili powder, and other spices

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paleo & no-beans

Sweet, spicy, and easy to throw together, Slow Cooker Paleo Turkey Apple Chili is perfect for fall or anytime of year. With a 30-Minute stovetop option you can make this one anytime.

Ingredients: ground turkey, onion, garlic, cumin, chipotle peppers, apples, tomato sauce, lime juice, and other seasonings

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Hearty, warming, and simple to prepare, Slow Cooker Pumpkin Paleo Chili is a new fall classic that you’ll want to make all year round!

Ingredients: ground turkey, pumpkin puree, bell pepper, tomato paste, onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, lime juice and other spices

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10+ Easy Crockpot Chili Recipes: 3-Bean Vegetarian Chili

Yield 6
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs 10 mins

This easy-prep crockpot vegetarian chili recipe tastes delicious and is easy to make with basic pantry ingredients, three beans, vegetables, and spices. Plus 10+ more easy crockpot chili recipes I know you'll love!


  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 15-oz can no-sugar added tomato sauce
  • 1 15-oz can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 15-oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz can pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp kosher salt divided
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp mild chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce (optional)

optional toppings:

  • Hot sauce, chopped onion, cilantro, jalapeno, avocado, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, chips.


  • To a 6-quart slow cooker, add the onion, bell pepper, carrot, celery, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, and smoked paprika, stirring to combine.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-7 or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Uncover, stir in the lime juice and hot sauce, if using. Taste and add the remaining salt if desired. Serve as is or with any toppings you like.


This recipe serves 4-6
See blog post for ideas for what to serve with chili and tips for how to store & freeze your leftovers!
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