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Slow-Cooker Hearty Beef Chili

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8 servings, about 1 cup each

Ground beef, beans and cheese provide a tasty foundation to this easy slow-cooker chili. Serve with sour cream or bacon bits for extra flavor and color.

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  • Brown meat; drain. Add to slow cooker with all remaining ingredients except cheese; stir. Cover with lid.
  • Cook on LOW 5 to 6 hours (or on HIGH 3 to 4 hours).
  • Stir before serving. Serve topped with cheese.
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Food Facts

Kidney beans are available in both light red and dark red varieties. You can prepare this recipe using either variety or 1 can of each.

Serving Suggestion

For added color and flavor, top individual bowls of chili with BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream, OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits and/or coarsely crushed saltine crackers.


  • 8 servings, about 1 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, about 1 cup each
Calories 340
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 590mg
Carbohydrate 31g
Dietary fiber 7g
Sugars 5g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 30 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • BJStanchiu |

    Any time you need to get a meal on the table but don't have time to cook, give this a try. I made the recipe as written but did not add the corn. Otherwise, I followed it exactly. I made this in the slow cooker because I had other chores to do and did not want to stay in the kitchen. It turned out great. I really enjoyed it. It would be easy to spice it up by adding chopped green onion, or more chilli powder. Just season to your taste. Thank you, Kraft!

  • raetuttle |

    I've made this slow cooker chili many times, mostly to take to card parties. I do not put corn or onions in. I've cooked it mainly on low but sometimes on high, but either way, I find the consistency does become soupy, so to remedy this, when the cooking time is up, turn the temp to high, take the top off the slow cooker, and let it sit at least 15 minutes, stirring a few times. I serve with grated cheese and croutons.

  • carolelead |

    My family loves this chili! I've made it many times. It's easy and so flavorful. Just made it tonight with ground venison. It tasted great!