Slow Cooker Texas Chili

4.43 from 7 votes

Each spoonful is packed with smoky, Texas-inspired flavors!

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

4.43 from 7 votes

Slow Cooker Texas Chili

Protein-packed and rich in flavors, this Texas chili will be a hit at the dinner table.
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 2 pounds lean beef chuck cubed
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion minced
  • 1 to 2 jalapeño peppers minced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 chopped green chiles can, 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
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes with juice cans
  • green onions chopped, for topping
  • Greek yogurt fat-free, for topping


  • 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.
  • Cook the chili on low heat for 7-8 hours until chili is thick and rich. Serve with desired toppings.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 317mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Keto, Kid-Friendly, Slow Cooker

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    1. 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.

    1. Yes, you can substitute crushed tomatoes, the amount stays the same. The chili just won’t be as chunky!

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