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How-to: Slow Cooker Chili

Looking for the perfect comfort food for crock-pot season? How about an oldie but goodie that is filling and healthy? Pull out your slow cooker and gather your ingredients for this hearty and healthy variation of chili.


  • 2 lbs. of your choice of meat (keep it healthy with ground turkey, chicken, lean beef or go meatless)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Lawry’s seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 cans of your choice of beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, NOT drained
  • 1 can corn kernels
  • 12 ounces tomato paste
  • 4 cups organic beef broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional Toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, sliced green onions, sour cream or sliced olives


  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook meat, onions and garlic in the skillet until meat is no longer undone.
  2. Place meat mixture inside a large slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Garnish with optional toppings.

Have leftovers? No problem. Find an airtight, freezer-friendly container and store it in the freezer for up to three months.