Mom's Favorite Crockpot Chili

Jenni K


I made a huge amount of this when we recently had company and brought some to my mom for dinner. She said it was the best chili she's ever had, and wanted the recipe right away, so here it is!

★★★★★ 7 votes
15 Min
5 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Member's Choice!

This filled my large crock pot all the way to the top ... but I was glad because it was SO good! This chili has a really good mix of flavors and isn't too spicy. The combination of beef and turkey is a great idea. I was really surprised at how the chili thickened when I left the lid off... great cooking tip!


2 lb
ground beef
2 1/2 lb
ground turkey
3 tsp
minced garlic
large onion, chopped
3 pt
chopped tomatoes, undrained (I used pints I had canned myself - you can use 14 oz cans if needed)
2 can(s)
tomato sauce, 14 oz each
3/4 c
1 can(s)
beef broth (14.5 oz)
2 can(s)
black beans, drained & rinsed
2 can(s)
dark red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
2 can(s)
red beans, drained & rinsed
1/3 c
yellow cornmeal
6 Tbsp
chili powder
3 tsp
ground cumin
2 tsp
dried oregano
1/4 + c
brown sugar, packed
garlic salt, to taste
ground black pepper, to taste


1You need a large size crock pot. Mine is 5 or 6 quarts, and was filled to the very top.
2Brown the ground beef and drain the grease. Add to the crock pot, then brown the ground turkey and add to the crock pot.
3Add all remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
4Cook on high for 4 hours. Remove lid and stir. Keep lid off and cook for an additional hour on high, stirring occasionally to help thicken it slightly.
5Serve topped with your favorite toppings and enjoy! We like red onion, cheese, and sour cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Turkey
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Dairy Free
Collection: Chili