Homemade Chili Crockpot Recipe

Have you been searching for the perfect Chili Recipe for your family? Don't have the ability to watch over it as it cooks? Use your crockpot for this scrumptious recipe. This recipe is not intended to be hot and spicy. If you like it hot, by all means, add more chili powder, chili pepper flakes or some hot sauce. You can also substitute the mild salsa for medium or hot as well. This recipe is great all year round but especially on a chilly winter day.


1-1.5 lbs of 90% Lean ground beef

15 oz. can diced tomatoes

½ cup-3/4 cup Pace Mild Salsa or your own brand

15 oz. can kidney beans rinsed and drained

1 onion diced

1 green pepper diced

1 celery stalk diced

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp cinnamon

2 cups of water

¼ tsp of salt (if other spices have it, don't use it)

1 tsp of garlic powder

1 tsp black pepper

1 tbsp of minced garlic from jar or one clove minced

¼ tsp oregano

¼ tsp thyme

¼ tsp basil

2 tbsp of fresh minced parsley/cilantro (put in 30 minutes before completely cooked)


¼ cup Grated cheddar cheese (2 tbsp for each bowl)

4 tbsp Plain yogurt or sour cream (2 tbsp for each bowl)

2 tbsp cilantro (for topping each bowl)

* If you like black olives, you could use 2 cut up olives for each

Recipe Serves 4


Brown the lean ground beef and drain the fat. Add a dash of garlic powder as you cook it. Then add in the green pepper and onion after meat is done to sauté. When lightly brown add to the crockpot with all other ingredients. Cook on low for 8hrs or cook on high for 4hrs.

Serve into large bowls and sprinkle some cheddar cheese (2 tbsp)for each one then add the plain yogurt. Top with cilantro and a dash of ground black pepper.

***Double the recipe and it fits into a 5 quart Crockpot***