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Slow Cooker Pizza Chili

This Slow Cooker Pizza Chili is loaded with ground beef, Italian sausage, pepperoni, and zesty spices. It's a fun twist on a classic comfort dish that will keep you coming back for more!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili recipe, pizza recipe, slow cooker recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 487kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground mild Italian sausage
  • 1 (6 ounce) package pepperoni slices , halved
  • 1 (8 ounce) can pizza sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes (do NOT drain)
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • ½ white onion , diced
  • 1 green pepper , diced
  • 2-3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • In a large skillet, brown and crumble ground beef and Italian sausage until cooked through. Drain and add to slow cooker.
  • Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker (including the browned ground beef). Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • Serve with shredded mozzarella cheese and a dash of Italian seasoning and/or sour cream, if desired.


  • I used tomatoes flavored with basil, garlic, and oregano, but any kind will do.
  • A can of kidney and/or pinto beans can be also be added to this dish.
  • If desired, once chili is done cooking, sprinkle shredded cheese over chili while still in the slow cooker and cover for 5-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Adapted from my Slow Cooker Hearty No-Bean Chili.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 756mg | Potassium: 633mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 962IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 4mg