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19 Easy Slow Cooker Chili Recipes + Bonus Wendy's Chili Copycat Recipe

By: Jamie Garcia, Editor,

Jimmy Fallon's Chili RecipeLearn how to make chili foolproof and flawlessly with our collection, 19 Easy Slow Cooker Chili Recipes. Whether you crave that perfect ground beef chili recipe, or a slow cooker vegetarian chili option, we've got you covered with the recipes below.


This list has some amazing recipes with so variety you'll be able to try a few out without getting bored. If you like something a little more spicy, our recipe for Jalapeno Popper Ground Turkey Chili will hit the spot. And if you're trying to find budget friendly ways to feed your family, easy slow cooker chili recipes, like Dollar Store Kickin' Chili, should definitely do the trick. We've even included a bonus recipe for How to Make Homemade Wendy's Chili in your Slow Cooker, so you can learn how to make chili from your favorite fast food drive-thru whenever you want.


No matter what type of chili you're in the mood for, we've got 18 different kinds for your try below. Easy slow cooker chili has never looked so good.


Easy Slow Cooker Chili Recipes


19 Easy Slow Cooker Chili Recipes

Table of Contents

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili 

Easy Slow Cooker Chili with Meat

Seasonal Slow Cooker Chili

Bonus! How to Make Homemade Wendy's Chili in your Slow Cooker


For even more slow cooker chili recipe ideas, download a copy of our free eCookbook, "18 of Our Best Slow Cooker Soups, Stews and Chili Recipes."

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili 

Dollar Store Kickin' Chili


Dollar Store Kickin' Chili (shown)

If you're looking for slow cooker chili recipes that can be made on a budget, try this recipe for Dollar Store Kickin' Chili. It's made with just three ingredients -- all of which can be found at a dollar store for under $5.00! 

Poor Man's Chili Slow Cooker Recipe

This Poor Man's Chili Slow Cooker Recipe is an easy and flavorful slow cooker vegetarian chili recipe, that's perfect for those cooking on a budget. Made with a variety of beans, corn, tomatoes and more, it's packed with taste and inexpensive.

Susan's White Bean Chili

This white bean chili is a great alternative to the more traditional black and pinto bean versions you've likely had in the past. Made with dried great northern beans, bell pepper, jalapeno peppers, tomatoes and spices, this easy slow cooker chili really packs a punch.


Slow Cooker Black Bean Mushroom Chili

If you're looking for delicious vegetarian slow cooking recipes, look no further. Made with mushrooms, black beans, and a variety of spices, this chili is perfect for the all the veggie lovers out there.


Three Bean Vegetarian Slow Cooker Chili

If you're looking for a slow cooker vegetarian chili recipe that delivers on flavor and heartiness, you'll like this one! Made with butternut squash, three types of beans, and a blend of delicious herbs and spices, this is one easy slow cooker chili recipe you'll want to share with your family time and time again.



Easy Slow Cooker Chili with Meat

Jalapeno Popper Ground Turkey Chili


Chili Haters Chili 

For those who traditionally dislike chili, this recipe might be one of the best slow cooker chili recipes to try. It's packed with sweet and savory ingredients, such as red and green bell peppers, along with garlic, Rotelle tomatoes, dry mustard, and other tasty ingredients. 

Cheer Up Mexican Chili 

Chunky and full of amazing flavors, this slow cooker recipe is one you're sure to love. This classic chili is amped up by taco seasoning, three kinds of beans, and ground turkey. You'll be amazed at how good it tastes as well as at how easy it is to prepare.


Slow Cooker Pork Ranch Chili 

This chili recipe is unique because it has large chunks of pork throughout rather than the more classic ground beef. Slow cooker chili recipes like this one make the perfect meals for cold or rainy nights, or for a busy weekend, and because of their heartiness, no one will leave the table less than full.


Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne Cheese Fries 

Who doesn't love to indulge every now and again? Treat yourself with the ultimate chili cheese fries recipe. This recipe makes an amazingly thick and full-of-flavor chili sauce using ground beef, tomato salsa, and loads of spices, among other ingredients.


Amazing Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Chili 

Even though this recipe calls for beer, you can easily omitted when you make it for your youngsters. When you're just entertaining adults, beer adds a great flavor, but will certainly not make or break your dish. Plenty of beans, beef, tomatoes, and other veggies make up this mouth-watering chili.


Pulled Pork Slow Cooker Chili 

You'll love how easy, comforting and delicious this easy chili recipe is. Cheesy, meaty, and totally satisfying, this chili is full of flavor and makes a great dish you can even save for leftovers.


Jalapeno Popper Ground Turkey Chili (shown)

Recipes with ground turkey are a healthier alternative to those with ground beef, and this recipe for Jalapeno Popper Ground Turkey Chili is a great one! Packed with flavor, you won't even miss the beef.


Cheesy Chipotle Chicken Chili 

For a great way to put a spin on a classic recipe you've come to love, try this easy chipotle chicken chili for a slow cooked chicken chili recipe that your taste buds will crave.


Summer Chicken Chili 

This slow cooker chicken chili recipe calls for beans, chicken breasts, tomatoes, green peppers, and corn. It's a hearty dish that's perfect for Sunday dinners.


Jimmy Fallon's Chili Recipe - Reader Favorite!

Jimmy Fallon's Chili Recipe originated from an old Martha Stewart show, on which Jimmy Fallon was a guest. Not only does this slow cooker chili recipe have a famous legacy, it also tastes fantastic!



Seasonal Slow Cooker Chili

Fall Harvest Chili


Slow Cooker 3-Bean Winter Chili

Try this homemade slow cooker chili and see what you've been missing. Black beans, Great Northern beans, and pinto beans, give this chili an hearty helping of protein, while corn, onion, tomato, bell pepper, and sweet potato bring a healthy serving of veggies to your bowl. 

Spicy Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili 

Nothing says "fall" like the explosion of sweet, pumpkin-flavored everything, however, this slow cooker chili is something a little different. This spicy pumpkin chili recipe takes pumpkin in a whole new and savory direction.

Fall Harvest Chili (shown)

This easy slow cooker chili recipe brings fall vegetables to your bowl with ease. With unique flavors like butternut squash, parsnips, and pumpkin puree, among savory spices, kidney beans, and chicken, this chili is great for gathering the whole family around the dinner table to enjoy the season's harvest.


Vegetarian Chili with Butternut Squash 

This recipe is both colorful and flavorful. Packed with bell peppers, fire roasted tomatoes, butternut squash, corn, and more, this hearty chili is great topped wtih scallions, sour cream and crushed tortilla chips. 


Love these recipes? Check out or collection of "16 Ground Beef Slow Cooker Recipes + Bonus Recipes" to find even more uses for ground beef in your slow cooker.


Bonus: How to Make Homemade Wendy's Chili in your Slow Cooker

 All-Day Slow Cooker Copycat Wendy's Chili 

If you can't get enough of Wendy's famous chili, make the copycat version at home with this awesome slow cooker chili recipe for All-Day Slow Cooker Copycat Wendy's Chili. You'll come home to fantastic chili that's more budget-friendly for the whole family than stopping at the restaurant.

All-Day Slow Cooker Copycat Wendy's Chili







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