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 Hearty chunks of beef make up this amazing Slow Cooker Texas Beef Chili. No beans, just flavor! This is a chili everyone will love!
A spoon lifts a bite of Slow Cooker Texas Beef Chili with chunks of beef, slow cooked tomatoes, bell pepper, carrots onion and celery and topped with fresh cilantro.
It’s that time of year where chili cook-offs beg your entry, and the thought of sitting down to enjoy a delicious homemade chili sounds drool-worthy. I love a good Texas chili. No beans. Just beef and the veggies. I love cooking it in a slow cooker so it can stew all day and fill the house with that to-die-for smell. By the time I sit down with the bowl I’m absolutely ravenous.
This chili is so hearty and soul warming, perfect for a crisp fall evening. And it’s the perfect excuse to eat cornbread which is always going to be amazing. This is my take on Texas Chili. There are, of course, many version of Texas chili out there, but the important part is that there’s just beef, and no beans: the definition of a good Texas style chili.
A steaming ladle of Slow Cooker Texas Beef Chili out of the slow cooker.
If you like this recipe, you may be interested in my cookbook. This recipe is in there as well as 119 more slow cooker delights. Everything from breakfast and appetizers, to dinners, soups, breads, and desserts. You’d be amazed what you can make in the slow cooker!
Slow Cooker Texas Beef Chili served in a bowl with a dollop of sour cream and garnished with fresh cilantro.
Watch the video to see just how I make it, including some great tips. You can also check out the rest of my YouTube channel where I have my own cooking show!

Hearty chunks of beef make up this amazing Slow Cooker Texas Beef Chili. No beans, just flavor! This is a chili everyone will love!
Hearty chunks of beef make up this amazing Slow Cooker Texas Beef Chili. No beans, just flavor! This is a chili everyone will love!
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours
  • 2 pounds beef chuck cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 white onion small dice
  • 2 red bell peppers small dice
  • 2 large carrots small dice
  • 2 stalks celery sliced
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 7 oz can diced green chilis
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime juiced

Toppings (optional)

  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • chopped cilantro
  • Heat a large non-stick skillet over high heat. Sear the beef cubes on all 4 sides, about 60 seconds per side. Remove from the pan and place directly in a slow cooker.
  • Place the diced onion, red bell peppers, carrots, celery, worcestershire sauce, beef broth, diced tomatoes, green chilis, tomato paste in the slow cooker. Add in the spices (chili powder, cumin, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt).
  • Cook on low for 8-12 hours.
  • Stir in the lime juice before serving. Serve with toppings if desired.


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1019mg | Potassium: 1036mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5615IU | Vitamin C: 69.3mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 5.5mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Chili, Slow Cooker

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How can i make it thicker? I find its to soupy for my liking of chili.

Donna Kelmer

Love the reply to Beth it’s wonderful to see people that love themselves so much they don’t need to conform to the media or what other people think they should i have Grey and white hair now and i’m only 46 it’s called living when you start getting grey. I just tell my sons that the grey is from raising them and worrying about them as they grew.


What a lovely, well written, and compassionate response to a hurtful and less than excepting missive. I think it is passed time for people to stop trying to imprint their beliefs and insecurities on the rest of us. Grey hair can come at any age, I call it silver sprinkles that come from living past the age of 18 and the lines on my face as well as the scars on my body are a map of my travels through this world. Everyday of living is a victory. Staying engaged, continueing to learn, to work on continueing progress in my… Read more »


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This is my go to chili recipe now…WE LOVE IT. I’m a Texan and it beats any recipe I have in my books. Thanks so much for sharing Rachel!


And that Ladies and Gentleman (and “Beth”) is what you call class

Best wishes from England


Thank you Beth – your comment has lead me to this great website. Oh and Beth, your comment is ONLY your opinion and your opinion defines ONLY you, not us.

So I thought this had to be the first recipe of yours that I try Rachel and it was (cos it’s all gone now) delicious. Looking forward to trying more of your dishes. From a super fab grey haired supporter

Marie Franbk

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Good for you Rachel! Love your recipes, and I am making the apple cider recipe tight now. I can’t wait to taste it! Sour grapes to Beth.


You look like you are 70 with your grey hairs. You really should consider dying them for tv so you don’t look like such an old hag. Just a suggestion


Wow, Beth. Your comment seems unnecessarily harsh.


BETH….Anger issues much?


I think Beth is jealous.


Hi Rachel I too have been led here by your wonderful response to Beth. I will enjoy trying out your meals, they look scrumptious. Beth… I’ve had grey hair since I was in my early 20’s after a heart wrenching life change. I’ve earned every single one of my grey hairs and they show people just how strong I am. I also have wrinkles that show how much I’ve laughed and also cried. And I have stretchmarks which are my baby scars which I love with all my heart. Wrinkles, grey hair, stretchmarks… they are beautiful, for they hold your… Read more »


how rude! its just better to cover, dye and mask everything right? I would much rather have a natural woman than some fake person, which you obviously are.


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I thought this was called ” The Stay at home Chef? ”
If you came here to criticize her, I the respect isn’t in your vocabulary. You know absolutely nothing about her but you write hurtful words.
For some of us cooking is happy place, a place to relax, we don’t need someone to make the person who gives that happiness then away.

Don Juan

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I am super-hot for septuagenarians (70-year-olds) and this woman is definitely WAY WAY WAY UNDER AGE for me . I’m sorry, I think you’re wrong.


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This Beth person is what we refer to as a troll. Everybody knows that hell has a special place for trolls, and their negative jabs and insults only serve to ruin and enslave the soul for the dark lord they unwittingly serve.


You are a horribly sad woman.

This is a decent soup, but far too thin to be called Texas Chilli. If I make it again, I will try reducing the liquid to try to reach the consistency of real chilli instead of soup. Other than that, it is okay. I left out the carrots though (Texas Chilli does NOT have carrots)

I'm surprised yours was thin. Mine has never turned out thin or soupy in the slightest. Everyone has their idea of what makes a good chili, especially in Texas. It is one of the many things I love about Texans!


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Ray, in Texas we use bread, flour, and/or crackers to thicken our chili. Not sure where you are from but all vegetables outside of beans are welcome in real Texas chili.

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