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Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili

Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili

Making Cincinnati chili in a slow cooker is easy and tasty and I’d make it again and again. 
Course Mainer
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, crockpot, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 241kcal
Author Mike


For the chili

For serving

  • Classic: Serve chili hot.
  • 2-way: Serve chili over hot cooked spaghetti.
  • 3-way: Serve chili 2-ways topped with shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4-way: Serve chili 3-ways topped with chopped white onion.
  • 5-way: Serve chili 4-ways topped with warmed kidney beans.


For the chili

  • Crumble the beef into a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onion and celery and cook until the meat is done.
  • Drain off any excess fat and pour the meat mixture into your slow cooker.
  • In a large bowl, combine the remaining chili ingredients then pour over the meat.
  • Stir, cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Serve as desired.


Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 769IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg