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easy slow cooker chili (only 4 ingredients)

Easy Slow Cooker Chili (only 4 ingredients!)

  • Author: Regan at This Baking Life
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Diet: Gluten Free


With just 4 ingredients this slow cooker chili will quickly become your go-to for an easy chili recipe.


  • 1 pound 85/15 ground beef
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 (16-oz.) cans mild or medium chili beans, undrained
  • 1 (24-oz.) jar tomato and basil spaghetti sauce (I use either Classico or ALDI SimplyNature brand)*


  1. Cook ground beef, and drain well.
  2. Combine cooked beef with remaining ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover, and cook on HIGH 4 to 5 hours or on LOW 8 hours.


*While brand choice sometimes doesn’t matter in recipes, my experience is that it does matter in really short ingredient lists. Quality can differ, as can flavor and texture and with only a few ingredients, it can make a big difference in the final dish. I’ve recommended these brand choices because they’re what I always use and my family loves this dish. I have no paid affiliation with any of these brands at this time. 

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/6th recipe
  • Calories: 335
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 1150 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Fiber: 11 g
  • Protein: 26 g

Keywords: slow cooker chili, 4 ingredient chili