Slow Cooker Chili

Simply Filling Slow Cooker Chili

Mel's Slow Cooker Chili

3 SmartPoints per 1-cup serving on WW Freestyle
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Chili, Slow Cooker
Servings: 6


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound 96% lean ground beef raw
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) kidney, pinto, or black beans drain one can
  • 1 tbsp chili powder or to taste
  • 2 tsp ground cumin or to taste
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper or to taste
  • ½ tsp kosher salt or to taste
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper or to taste


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet.
  • Add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions soften.
  • Add the ground beef and all the spices. Cook until no longer pink, breaking the beef up with a wooden spoon.
  • Transfer the beef into a 4-6 quart slow cooker.
  • Add the tomatoes and beans. Stir well to combine.
  • Cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours.


Substitute 99% lean ground turkey and this recipe is only 1 SmartPoint per serving on WW Freestyle. If you are a vegetarian, you can substitute a pound of Boca Crumbles in place of the meat which will make the recipe 2 SmartPoints per serving on WW Freestyle.


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