Slow Cooker Chili Recipe – Served 3 Ways

Slow Cooker Chili is a family favorite meal and today I am going to show you the 3 different ways my family likes to eat their chili. With 6 people in the family we all have our favorite chili toppings.


Recently, I participated in a Virtual Chili Cook-Off  and this white bean chicken chili topped with avocado and cilantro was my entry. It’s delicious but today we are talking about slow cooker red chili. It’s the chili I make most often.

Also, Meal Plan Monday is making a comeback. I’ll share my weekly menu with you and feature some of our favorite recipes made in the slow cooker or Instant Pot.


Slow Cooker Chili Served 3 Ways

The proper spice combination is required for any chili and I use chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, fresh garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper. Sometimes I will throw in a small can of Chipotle Sauce for an added smoky flavor and a little extra kick.


Let’s throw it all together and get this recipe simmering in the slow cooker. Nothing says comfort like the aroma of chili wafting in the air.

Click here to download and print my slow cooker red chili recipe

Make this recipe for your next chili bar


Slow Cooker Chili Toppings

In this house we all have our favorite way to eat chili and setting up a chili bar is a fun way to try new things.

  • Fritos (aka corn chips) or any tortilla chip will do
  • Saltine crackers or oyster crackers
  • Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt
  • Shredded cheese {cheddar, pepper jack, chipotle cheddar, white cheddar}
  • Onions {green or white}
  • Hot Sauce
  • French Fries (chili cheese fries)
  • Hot dogs (chili cheese dogs)

As you can see, you are only limited by your imagination (and the ingredients you have available in your fridge) when it comes to making a fun chili bar. Below are the 3 most popular ways to eat slow cooker chili in my house.

Chili Cheese Fries


Frito Pie


Loaded Chili with Cheese, Onion and Sour Cream


Menu Plan Monday

Now that you have made it to the end of my post. Here is my Menu Plan for the Week.

  • Sunday- Vegetable Soup and Grilled Cheese
  • Monday – Slow Cooker Chili and Cornbread Muffins
  • Tuesday – Taco {Salad} Tuesday
  • Wednesday – Baked Salmon, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts
  • Thursday – Spaghetti, Meatballs and Salad
  • Friday – Cheese Burger Sliders, Sweet Potato Fries, Garlic Green Beans
  • Saturday – Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork with Coleslaw



  1. Toni | Small Home Soul says:

    Yummy, I need to make your version. I love having them with chips and cheese and, well, all the toppings! Easy meals are a requirement when you’re on the road.

    I can’t wait to see how you transform and update your Glamper!

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