Slow Cooker Texas Chili

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What is the official dish of Texas? You guessed it. Chili con carne. In the spirit of traditional Texas Chili, there are no beans in this recipe. Lean beef provides plenty of protein. The ancho chili powder gives this chili its smoky flavor.

You can find these healthful elements and more in some of our other chilis:
Texas Chili- Vegetarian Style
White Bean Chili
Roadhouse Chili

Spicy Chili with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes

Slow Cooker Texas Chili

Slow Cooker Texas Chili

Yields:  8| Serving Size: 1 cup |Calories: 267| Total Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 101 mg | Sodium: 317 mg | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 36 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6


  • 2 pounds lean beef chuck, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 can chopped green chilies, drained
  • 3 tablespoons Ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, more or less to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 cups beef stock, fat-free and low-sodium
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, and juices
  • Chopped green onions and fat-free Greek yogurt for topping


  1. Toss the cubed beef chuck with the flour. Add the oil to the pan and sear the beef until browned on all sides. Add the onions and jalapeños. Cook until vegetables are soft and add the garlic. Cook for one more minute and transfer the mixture to your slow cooker. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.
  2. Cook the chili on low heat for 7-8 hours until chili is thick and rich. Serve with desired toppings.

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2 Comments on "Slow Cooker Texas Chili"

  1. Stefanie  January 2, 2017

    I noticed that mine is not thickening. It is very liquidy. Help!

    • Nichole Furlong  January 2, 2017

      Hi Stefanie – if your chili isn’t thick by the time it should be finished cooking you can mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoons cold water and add the mix to your chili. Let it cook for about 15 more minutes, repeat if needed.


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