Slow Cooker Chili With Taco Seasoning

Farmstand Chili Tacos

Stephanie Lang

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 7 hrs
Total: 7 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
621 Calories
25g Fat
53g Carbs
47g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 621
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 990mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 19mg 93%
Calcium 232mg 18%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 1344mg 29%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Taco seasoning flavors this easy ground beef and bean chili. Flavor and color make this chili a winning dish! The chili is perfect for game day parties, tailgating, potluck dinners--you name it! 

Browned ground beef and canned beans make it convenient and budget-friendly, and the combination of corn, tomatoes, and taco seasoning mean fabulous flavor.

Crushed tortilla chips make a crunchy, delicious topping for servings, or make your own fried tortilla strips with corn tortillas. See the tips and variations for directions.


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1/4 ounce (1 envelope) taco seasoning

  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes

  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles

  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (15-ounce) can chili beans in sauce

  • 1 cup frozen corn

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar, mozzarella, or a Mexican or taco blend of cheeses

  • 1 bag tortilla chips, slightly crushed

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and chopped onion. Cook, stirring and breaking the ground beef up into smaller chunks until the meat is no longer pink.

  2. Transfer the ground beef and onions to a 3 1/2 to 5-quart crockpot.

  3. Stir in the dry taco seasoning mix, diced tomatoes, and tomatoes with green chilies, pinto beans, chili beans in chili sauce, and corn.

  4. Cover the pot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.

  5. Sprinkle each serving with some cheese and tortilla chips or strips.

Tips and Variations

  • Add extra flavor with green or red bell peppers or mild chile peppers.

  • 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes would add a bit more heat to the dish.

  • Replace the pinto beans with canned kidney beans (drained, rinsed).

  • Replace the ground beef with ground turkey, or use part ground pork or sausage.

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