Slow Cooker Red and Green Chili

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Slow Cooker Red and Green Chili

When you are entertaining guests or have a hectic evening, your slow cooker is the only thing between you and a real food meal like this slow cooker chili.
4.6 from 12 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 20 mins
Print Recipe
Servings: 6 people


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 3 bell peppers small, diced, any color
  • 1 jalapeño minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground beef grass fed recommended (or ground pork, turkey, or venison)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 28-oz cans diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 bay leaf


  • sour cream
  • cheese freshly grated


  • In a medium sauté pan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the onions and cook until they begin to soften, about 6 or 7 minutes.
  • Add the bell peppers, jalapeño, and garlic to pan and cook while stirring occasionally for 4 to 5 more minutes.
  • Turn the heat up to medium, add the ground beef to the pan, and break it up with a spatula while cooking. Season the meat with the chili powder, cumin, and salt.
  • After 4 or 5 minutes, once the meat has browned, add the mixture to the bottom of the slow cooker. Top it with the tomatoes, beans, and bay leaf. Turn slow cooker to high and cook for 4 or 5 hours.
  • Serve warm with recommended toppings.


We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Red and Green Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 604 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 702mg31%
Potassium 4238mg121%
Carbohydrates 88g29%
Fiber 22g92%
Sugar 52g58%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 4805IU96%
Vitamin C 270.7mg328%
Calcium 664mg66%
Iron 22.1mg123%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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81 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Red and Green Chili”

  1. 4 stars
    Really great flavor. Recipe made A LOT OF CHILI! So much that our family of 4 couldn’t finish leftovers. Next time I’ll halve the recipe. Going to try with leftover tritip tonight.

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