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Slow Cooker No Bean Chili
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4.98 from 39 votes

Slow Cooker Hearty No-Bean Chili

Made with two types of ground beef and loaded with flavor, you’ll never miss the beans in this Slow Cooker Hearty No-Bean Chili!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili recipe, slow cooker recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 350kcal


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce see note below
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 5-6 tablespoons chili powder
  • teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (or 2 teaspoons garlic powder)
  • ¾ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet, brown and crumble ground beef and ground chuck until cooked through. Drain and add to slow cooker.
  • Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, pepper, minced garlic, cayenne pepper, ground cumin, chili powder, white sugar, oregano, salt and pepper to slow cooker. Stir to combine. **See note below**
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream, if desired.


  • Chili will look too liquidy but will absorb once it cooks.
  • After several reader comments about the chili being too watery, I changed the quantity from two (29 ounce) cans to two (15 ounce) cans of tomato sauce.
  • For instructions on how to make no bean chili in an Instant Pot, check out my Instant Pot No Bean Chili Recipe


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 910mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2228IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 6mg