Slow Cooker Taco Chili is easy, soul warming and delicious. Ground beef cooks with onion, garlic and taco seasoning before being added in a slow cooker with beans, chiles, crushed fire-roasted tomatoes and corn. Serve this taco chili in bowl with all the toppings.

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So I’m sort of writing this post mid slow cooking and I just pulled the lid off of my slow cooker and gave the chili a second sampling.

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Oh my heavens.

It’s taco-y but still retains the credibility to call it chili. Basically this is all the things you love about tacos, in chili form! This chili recipe started as a “hmmm let’s see if I have what it takes to make a taco chili” and then a “since I’m really trying to love the slow cooker… why not put it in there” sort of deal. And it’s served with a plethora of different toppings. Just how I like it.

To Make This Slow Cooker Taco Chili You Will Need:

  • 0live oil spray
  • lean ground beef
  • yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • kosher salt
  • taco seasoning
  • pinto beans
  • black beans
  • crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
  • frozen sweet corn (or fresh)
  • canned diced green chiles (use mild for less spice or use just 1 can)

For serving: plain nonfat greek yogurt or sour cream, shredded cheese, pepper pico de gallo, sliced green onions, black olives and corn chips of your liking.

In a deep skillet heated over medium-high heat, mist with olive oil and then the 2 pounds lean ground beef, 1 chopped yellow onion and 3 cloves minced garlic.

Once the ground beef is cooked and the onion is soft and translucent, add in 4 tablespoons taco seasoning.  You could make this step the night before and add everything in the morning before heading out the door.

Use a slotted spoon to drain the meat from the fat and then transfer the ground beef/onion mixture to the crock pot. If a little fat get’s into the pot, it won’t hurt a thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

Add in 1 can each (drained and rinsed) pinto and black beans, 2 (4 ounce) cans diced green chiles, 3/4 cup sweet corn and 1 (28 ounce) can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes.

Give that a quick stir before covering and cooking on low for 6 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours. Alternatively, you could make this whole thing in a dutch oven on your stove top, simmering for 30 to 40 minutes over medium-low heat. 

Before serving, give it one last stir and taste for seasoning, adding more salt if desired.

To Make The Pepper Pico de Gallo You Will Need:

  • red bell pepper
  • orange bell pepper
  • roma tomato
  • red onion
  • cilantro
  • lime juice
  • kosher salt

While the taco chili is in the slow cooker, add 1 seeded and diced roma tomato, 1/2 of both a diced red and orange bell pepper, 1/2 a diced red onion, 2 tablespoons minced cilantro, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and the juice of half a lime.

Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Spoon the slow cooker taco chili into bowls and top with Greek yogurt (or sour cream), shredded cheese, pepper pico, black olives and green onions.

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Serve with tortilla chips, Fritos (<— our favorite) or with Mexican corn cake.

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Hello, #tacochilituesday! If you love tacos, then this taco chili is totally your jam. The flavors in this chili is incredible and then all those toppings add texture and freshness. And believe it or not, but the leftovers are even better the next day.

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Enjoy! And if you give this Slow Cooker Taco Chili recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Slow Cooker Taco Chili

Slow Cooker Taco Chili is easy, soul warming and delicious. Ground beef cooks with onion, garlic and taco seasoning before going in the slow cooker with beans, chiles, crushed fire-roasted tomatoes and corn. This chili cooks for a few hours and then is served in bowl with all the topping. Basically this is all the things you love about tacos, in chili form!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

FOR THE SLOW COOKER TACO CHILI:

  • olive oil spray
  • 2 pounds ground round
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup frozen sweet corn (or fresh)
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans diced green chiles
  • corn chips, for serving

FOR THE PEPPER PICO DE GALLO:

  • 1 roma tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 a large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 a large orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 a small red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • juice of 1/2 a lime

Instructions

FOR THE SLOW COOKER TACO CHILI:

  1. In a large, deep-sided skillet, spray with olive oil. Add in the ground beef, onion and garlic with a pinch of kosher salt and heat over medium. Use a wooden spatula to break up the beef and cook until browned and no longer pink.
  2. Drain the fat from the pan and add in taco seasoning, stir to combine and then transfer the beef/onion mixture to your slow cooker.
  3. Add in the beans, chiles, corn, crushed tomatoes. Stir to incorporate all of the ingredients.
  4. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours, or low for 6 hours.
  5. Serve in bowls topped with greek yogurt or sour cream, shredded cheese, pepper pico, black olives, green onions and corn chips.

FOR THE PEPPER PICO DE GALLO:

  1. Add the tomato, peppers, red onion, cilantro, salt and lime juice into the bowl. Add minced jalapeño for some heat.
  2. Toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Notes

This recipe doesn't have to be made in a slow cooker. It can easily be a one-pot wonder by cooking it in a dutch oven and simmering for 30 to 40 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 618Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 1263mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 11gSugar: 11gProtein: 52g

Nutrition information isnโ€™t always accurate.