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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 dipping into a bowl of Texas Chili.

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. We love a good Texas chili. No beans. Just beef and the veggies. We 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 we sit down with the bowl we’re 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 our take on Texas Chili. There are, of course, many versions 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.

  • Texas vs. Classic Chili:

    Texas chili stays as close as possible to the original translation of chili con carne: chili with meat. You won’t typically find beans or other fillers in a traditional Texas chili, but everyone has their own interpretation.

    Classic chili is probably what most people think of when talking about chili. It typically has ground beef, beans, tomatoes, and a lot of flavorful toppings. 

  • Spice Level of Slow Cooker Texas Beef Chili:

    Chili can range from mild to HOT HOT HOT! This chili has a fairly mild to medium spice level, which should be easily tolerable to most. 

  • Storage and Reheating Instructions:

    Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Heat in a saucepan on the stove over medium-low heat until warmed through. 

a crock pot of chili.

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A spoon dipping into a bowl of Texas Chili.
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
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 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.
  • 30 minutes before finishing, remove 1/2 cup of the liquids from the chili and place it into a small bowl. Whisk in 2 tablespoons cornstarch until smooth. Pour back into the slow cooker and stir to combine. Let continue cooking 30 minutes as the cornstarch slurry causes the juices to thicken.
  • 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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