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Slow Carb Crockpot Chili

Slow Carb Crockpot Chili
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Over the years I’ve made countless varieties of chili recipes, but this one is hands down my favorite. Why? Because it tastes great, it’s easy to make, and it fits a slow carb diet. Make a large batch.   The leftovers just get better and better and it makes for great portable slow carb lunches.

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Slow carb chili made in a crockpot
Slow carb chili made in a crockpot

Note on Slow Carb Crockpot Chili Ingredients:

I used a “smoky” spice in the chili to add depth and complexity. Smoked paprika is great for a milder version and smoked chipotle is good for a spicy version.

There is a huge range of heat and spiciness within different chile powders. Our peppers lean toward the hotter end of the heat scale.

As with all spices, aim for the freshest spice you can find. They lose their potency on the store shelves over time.

Another ingredient that can add depth to the chile would be sun dried tomatoes. I used tomato paste to get the more robust flavor, but sun-dried tomatoes can be a great substitute (or addition).

 If you are in the mood to dry your own tomatoes, check out: how-to on drying your own tomatoes.

Low Carb Accompaniments for Crockpot Chile

Bowl of slow carb chili with beans, beef and tomatoes
Bowl of slow carb chili with avocados, scallions, hot sauce, and cheddar cheese
  • Sliced avocados
  • thinly sliced scallions
  • hot sauce
  • cheddar cheese
  • sour cream

Slow Carb Chile for the Slow Cooker

crockpot chili with smoked paprika
A homemade chili recipe that is delicious, easy and has no sugar
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Servings 10
Calories 311


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves finely chopped (can use 2 1/2 tsp bottled garlic in oil)
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp cumin freshly ground if possible
  • 2 ½ tsp freshly ground coriander
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika spice can use dried red pepper flakes or smoked chipotle for more heat
  • 2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 14 oz tomato sauce
  • 15 oz black beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato paste


  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook stirring frequently until soft and translucent (about 5 minutes).
  • Add garlic, and the rest of the spices and stir thoroughly into the onions to coat. Cook only for about 1 minute (until fragranand then add the ground beef and cook together about 5-8 minutes, or until ground beef is no longer pink.
  • Scrape the mixture into the slow cooker and add the salt, tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans and tomato paste. Mix everything together well in the slow cooker, Cover and cook over low heat for 6-8 hours
  • Serve with your choice of low carb accompaniments: sour cream, avocado, green onions, aged cheddar cheese


Calories: 311kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 29gFat: 10gFiber: 9gSugar: 5g
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