Best Chili Ever! Using a tip that makes it taste amazing! In the slow cooker of course!


 Chili in the slow cooker is one of my favorite things to make – soooo easy! I tried out this recipe and after a few experiments found a way to make it truly exceptional! ENJOY!

Little Farm Slow Cooker Chili ( serves about 14)


Seasoning Mix

  • 8 tbsp of chili powder
  • 5 tsp ground coriander
  • 5 tsp ground cumin powder
  • 5 tsp paprika
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper ( I left this out as we don’t like stuff spicy)


  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 3 lbs of ground beef ( or ground turkey or chicken)
  • 2 large cloves of garlic chopped fine
  • 2 large onions chopped small
  • 1 28 can of roasted tomatoes in sauce – chop the tomatoes small
  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 can of lima beans
  • 1 can of pinto beans
  • 1-2 cups of chicken stock
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Mix together the seasoning mix and place aside
  2. In a large skillet heat the oil then saute the ground beef until no longer pink – remove,drain reserving the liquid if any, and put the browned meat into the slow cooker.
  3. Add garlic to the skillet and saute for a minute then add the onion and saute until translucent and soft.
  4. Add half of the seasoning and mix well so that the onions and garlic are completely coated
  5. In the meantime take the black beans and the red beans along with their liquid and puree in a blender – reserve on the side until ready to use.
  6. Add the tomatoes from the can which have been chopped into the skillet and heat gently.
  7. Mix the drained liquid if any from the ground beef with the 1 cup of chicken stock and add to the mixture and mix gently ( reserve the other cup of chicken stock in case the chili mixture is too thick)
  8. Pour the whole mixture over the ground beef in the crockpot and mix well.
  9. Add another 2 tbsp of the seasoning mix and mix
  10. Add the pureed beans and mix well
  11. Taste the mixture – if it is not spicy enough you can add more seasoning mix ( you have a few tbsp left)
  12. Make sure to taste for added salt and pepper
  13. Stir well and then finally drain the other beans, and add them – mixing very gently so as not to break the beans.
  14. Turn the slow cooker on low and cook for 4 hours then on high for the last hour.
  15. Serve with grated cheese, chopped onions and low fat sour cream



About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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