Everyone loves a warm bowl of delicious chili and this Crock Pot Cowboy Chili Recipe does not disappoint. Loaded with hearty beef, beans, zesty tomatoes and more, each bite is simply amazing and sure to be a big hit.
Crock Pot Cowboy Chili Recipe
Spice things up a bit with this easy to make Crock Pot Cowboy Chili Recipe. This is so easy to make and tastes delicious.
If you can throw things in a crock pot, you can make this. Seriously! It is SO easy that you can put this together on busy mornings and come home to dinner waiting.
This chili has the perfect blend of seasonings with just enough heat to make it great but not so much that the kids can’t enjoy it. It is a great dinner idea for everyone!
You definitely want to give this chili a try. It is our of our favorite recipes to make on rainy or cooler days. There is just something about a warm bowl of chili that is the best comfort food.
What ingredients do you need to make crock pot chili?
- ground beef
- red bell pepper
- minced garlic
- salt and pepper
- beef broth
- crushed tomatoes
- stewed tomatoes
- kidney beans
- chili powder
- cayenne (optional)
- cheddar cheese for toppings
- Red onion for topping
How to make Texas cowboy chili:
Brown your ground beef before you put it in the crock pot. Or if you have a Ninja cooking system like I do, just brown it right in the same pot.
Add everything else and let the slow cooker do all of the work!
Cover and cook. It is that simple!
Keep reading for the full recipe.
What to serve with cowboy chili:
We like to keep things simple and serve with cornbread and top with shredded cheese and onions. Yum!
Some other favorite toppings include:
- sour cream
- green onion
- hot sauce
- diced jalapeno peppers
- saltine crackers
- corn chips
- tortilla chips
Just use whatever you like! We have even just kept it really simple and made this easy homemade cornbread and served the chili with that.
You can also try Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe for a little extra kick. Yum!
Try crock pot cowboy casserole.
We love to use the leftovers to turn into a casserole. The kids think they are eating something new when really it is just leftovers. 🙂
The leftover chili is delicious poured over tortilla chips and then topped with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted and top with all of your favorite toppings. Yum!
Time saving tip from Carrie:
Another time saving tip is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop onions and bell peppers.
If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them. They are such a time saver and you make cooking so fast and easy.
I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need. It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes.
This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.
Learn and how to freeze onions and also how to freeze peppers to save so much time in the kitchen! Lots of the recipes we cook call for onions and peppers so this is such a great time tip that we use frequently.
You will love having peppers and onions all ready to go! It is quick and easy.
Make sure you have a good slow cooker to make crock pot cowboy chili recipe.
If you are in the market for something new, I really love my Ninja cooker. The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker for recipes that call for that.
It is so handy to just have the one pan to clean. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.
I also really like this crockpot as well. I use this all the time and it’s great.
My favorite feature is that you can lock the lid down. This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.
I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing! There are several others on sale here.
Another favorite is this programmable crock pot for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!
I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These plastic bags are worth every penny and save a ton of time.
You can also make this recipe in the instant pot if you prefer.
You will love how frugal and easy crock pot cowboy chili recipe is!
This is a great way to stretch your grocery budget or even reduce your overall expenses. You can easily stretch the meat by adding extra beans such as pinto beans, black beans or kidney beans.
Try using ground turkey instead of ground beef. You can even add a mix of both.
We have even added extra diced tomatoes and it was so delicious with the onion and garlic flavor blended together. The chili is really amazing.
Easy recipes like this keep my family happy and my grocery budget in good shape. This is how I keep our grocery budget reasonable.
I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for something else and that this amazing meal to your meal plan!
Print this crock pot cowboy chili recipe below:
Everyone loves chili and this Crock Pot Cowboy Chili Recipe does not disappoint. Loaded with hearty beef, beans, and more, this chili recipe is a must try.
- 2 lbs. ground beef
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 large red bell pepper chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
- 1 14.5 oz. can of stewed tomatoes
- 2 cans of drained kidney beans
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- ½ teaspoon cayenne optional
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 cups cheddar cheese for toppings
- Red onion diced for topping
Brown the beef in a skillet. Drain the fat.
Place in the crock pot.
Add remaining ingredients.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Serve with cornbread, top with shredded cheese and onions.
Another favorite to try is this Turkey Sweet Potato Chili for a new and delicious twist on the traditional chili recipe.