Slow-Cooker Crockpot Chili

This Guilt-Free Keto Crockpot Chili Recipe is the perfect slow-cooker chili. It is a thick, spicy, no bean Texas chili with no corn flour. It’s perfect for Keto and Paleo dieters or anyone looking for a hearty, healthy meal with little effort. This chili is great for lazy afternoons.

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    Ingredients for Slow-Cooker Chili

    Even though there are quite a few ingredients in this keto crockpot chili, it’s super easy to make. Just measure, dump and wait. The hardest part is browning the ground beef.

    Here’s what you’ll need:

    Ingredients for Guilt-Free Slow-Cooker Chili

    You’ll also need a good slow cooker. I’ve had several different brands in my life, and they all seem pretty equal. The main features to look for are size and a timer.

    I love my slow-cooker with a timer, that can turn itself off after a certain amount of hours. A timer is great for cooking food while you’re at work. Also, make sure to get one big enough for your needs. It is definitely worth the extra money to have a crockpot that can cook a huge pot of chili.

    New Mexico Peppers

    These dried peppers are not very spicy, but they add a sweet, smoky, flavor. I cut mine up into small pieces with my kitchen scissors before adding them. They will get soft while cooking in the crockpot.

    Chili De Arbol

    These dried peppers bring the heat. Add as many or as few as you want for spice in your chili. I like to add several to really crank up the flavor.

    Tabasco and Jalapeño

    Any peppers will be great for add-ins and extra spice. Jalapenos are usually very common, and tabasco peppers pack the heat for their small size. I found these at our local farmers market. They are definitely optional. Leave them out if you don’t want your chili extra spicy.

    Jalapenos and tabasco peppers ingredients for chli

    This recipe is crazy easy. The hardest part is measuring the ingredients. Once you dump them, stir occasionally and wait. The chili will turn out great in 6 hours. You may need to add more water as the chili cooks up, just leave an eye on it just in case.

    I love to serve this chili with plenty of cheddar cheese, and even these delicious crackers made with cheese. You keep your carb-count down, but still get a “cruchy” cracker alternative.

    Keto Crockpot Chili

    Keto Crockpot Chili

    Yield: 10 Servings
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 6 hours
    Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
    This guilt-free keto crockpot chili is delicious and effortless. Just dump the ingredients and let this low-carb, paleo dinner simmer in the slow cooker.


    • 2 lbs ground beef
    • 2 New Mexico chilis (dried)
    • 4 chilis de arbol (dried)*
    • 1 tbsp cumin
    • 1 tbsp garlic
    • 1.5 tsp paprika
    • 1/2 tbsp crushed red pepper*
    • 1/2 cup chili powder
    • 1/2 tbsp salt
    • 2 onions (quartered)
    • 1 16 oz can tomato sauce
    • 1 16 oz can roasted tomatoes


    1. Brown and drain the ground beef.
    2. Chop to onions and all the peppers, even the dried ones.
    3. Dump all the ingredients in the crock-pot, with an additional 16 ounces of water.
    4. Cook on high for six hours stirring occasionally and adding water as needed.


    • Optional (peppers added for extra heat)

    Nutrition Information
    Yield 10 Serving Size 1 cup
    Amount Per Serving Calories 234 Total Fat 7g Saturated Fat 2.3g Cholesterol 81mg Sodium 412mg Carbohydrates 12g Fiber 3.6g Protein 30.3g
    *Remember to double-check your macros. Different nutrition calculators and different brands vary.

    I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. Please check out some of my other recipes here.

    Guilt-Free Crockpot Chili

    I’d love to see what add-ins you come up with for this chili, and I’m always on the lookout for new peppers. Please comment below and share the different variations that you try.

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