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vegetarian chili in a bowl on a white background with sour cream, cheese, and Fritos

Loaded Slow Cooker Chili

  • Author: Kitschen Cat
  • Yield: 12-15 1x


Take your chili game up 10 notches with this completely loaded, hearty, delicious slow cooker/instant pot chili!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound Italian sausage (mild or spicy)
  • 1 can (15 oz) chili beans, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) chili beans in sauce
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans (affiliate), drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained
  • 2 cans (28 oz) diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 12 oz beer
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (affiliate)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Corn chips
  • Sliced jalapeños
  • Cilantro


  1. In large stockpot, cook sausage and ground beef until no longer pink. Add onion, peppers, celery, garlic, jalapeños. Cook on medium heat until veggies start to soften.
  2. Add all beans and crushed tomatoes. Stir to combine.
  3. Add beer, water, and spices. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour into crockpot, cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  5. To serve, ladle chili into bowl and top with desired toppings.
  6. **If you are running short on time, dump all ingredients into slow cooker at once, and cook on low for 8 hours, stirring occasionally to separate meat.


To make this in your Instant Pot/Electric pressure cooker, sauté meat in pressure cooker, then dump the rest of the ingredients in and cook at high pressure for 15 minutes. Let pressure naturally release when time is up.

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