Slow Cooker Chipotle Chili

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 390 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
  • 2-4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 30 ounces tomato sauce
  • 30 ounces black beans or kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water


  1. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil in a large skillet. Add ground meat and saute until browned, breaking up pieces.

  2. Transfer to slow cooker. Add chipotle peppers, chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, tomato sauce, beans and water.

  3. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 7-8 hours.

Recipe Notes

Use 2 chipotle peppers if you like a milder chili, or 4 peppers for a spicier chili.

Serve with your favorite toppings, such as chopped scallions, cilantro and shredded smoked Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chipotle Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 822mg36%
Potassium 1082mg31%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1405IU28%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 5.7mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.