Taco Chili – Plain Chicken

Crock Pot Taco Chili –  Tacos and Chili combine for an easy weeknight meal! Ground beef, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes, Rotel, corn, chili beans, black beans chili powder, cumin, onion, and tomato sauce – serve with cornbread for a quick and delicious meal! Great for a potluck and tailgating parties!

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Slow Cooker Taco Chili Recipe

This Taco Chili is a game-changer, combining the best of both worlds – the savory goodness of tacos with the comfort of a hearty chili. Savory ground beef simmering away in a rich tomato base, loaded with your favorite taco fixings like beans, corn, and diced tomatoes. The combination of flavors is absolutely out of this world! And the best part? You can set it and forget it, allowing the magical flavors to meld while you go about your day. Whether you’re serving it up for a weeknight dinner, a game day feast, or even a potluck with friends, this chili will steal the spotlight and leave everyone asking for seconds.

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How to Make Taco Chili

This soup is super simple to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain excess grease. Place meat in a 6-qt slow cooker. Add diced tomatoes, Rotel tomatoes, corn kernels, chili beans, black beans, tomato sauce, taco seasoning, chili powder, cumin, and minced onion flakes. Stir well. Cover the crock pot and cook on LOW. Garnish with cilantro or fresh parsley.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can substitute ground turkey for reduced calories.
  • I use chili beans and black beans. You can substitute any beans that you enjoy.
    • pinto beans
    • kidney beans
    • great northern beans
  • Feel free to add your favorite veggies to the pot:
    • red onion
    • bell peppers
    • jalapenos
    • diced green chilies
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • Can I cook the chili on HIGH? Yes! You can cook the chili on high heat for 3-4 hours.
  • Can I make Taco Chili on the stovetop? Yes! Cook the ground beef in a large Dutch oven. Drain excess grease. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Substitute taco sauce for tomato sauce for an extra kick.
  • Can I freeze chili? Yes! Cool chili to room temperature. Transfer to freezer bags and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    • Thaw and reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
bowl of chili topped with sour cream, cheese, jalapenos, and crusted fritos in front of a pan of cornbread

What to Serve with Crock Pot Taco Chili

This chili has been on repeat at our house. It is perfect for chilly nights and game day parties! We like to top our bowls with cheddar cheese, corn chips, sour cream, and jalapenos.

When it comes to side dishes, I’ve got some delicious options for you. For a hearty sidekick, serve up some warm cornbread or crispy tortilla chips for dipping. And let’s not forget about a refreshing salad, like a Mexican-inspired coleslaw or our Mexican Chopped Salad, to provide a light and crunchy contrast to the hearty chili. 

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Taco Chili

Yield: 8 people

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 6 hours

Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes

Crock Pot Taco Chili –  Taco and Chili combine for an easy weeknight meal! Ground beef, taco seasoning, diced tomatoes, Rotel, corn, chili beans, black beans chili powder, cumin, onion, and tomato sauce– serve with cornbread for a quick and delicious meal! Great for a potluck and tailgating parties!

  • lb ground beef
  • 1 (15-oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (10-oz) can Rotel tomatoes undrained
  • 1 (15-oz) can corn kernels drained
  • 1 (15-oz) can chili beans, undrained
  • 1 (15-o) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (1-oz) packet taco seasoning
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 Tbsp dried minced onion flakes
  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain excess grease. Place meat in a 6-qt slow cooker.

  • Add diced tomatoes, Rotel tomatoes, corn kernels, chili beans, black beans, tomato sauce, taco seasoning, chili powder, cumin, and minced onion flakes. Stir well.

  • Cover the crock pot and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.

  • Can substitute ground turkey for reduced calories.
  • Can I cook the chili on HIGH? Yes! You can cook the chili on high heat for 3-4 hours.
  • Can I make Taco Chili on the stovetop? Yes! Cook the ground beef in a large Dutch oven. Drain excess grease. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Substitute taco sauce for tomato sauce for an extra kick.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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