Easy Paula Deen’s Chili Recipe Slow Cooker


Paula Deen’s Chili Recipe Slow Cooker

Paula Deen’s Chili Recipe in a slow cooker is an easy and very delicious recipe. Not only is it easy to make, but this recipe tastes amazing as well. See the step-by-step instructions on how to make this recipe below. 

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Easy Classic Chili

If you are looking for an easy classic chili recipe, Paula Deen’s Chili Recipe for the slow cooker is a great recipe to try. This recipe is easy, as in you can dump it and let it cook all day, or you can even make it quickly on the stovetop. No matter how you choose to prepare it, it is very easy and tastes amazing.

Hearty Chili

This recipe for Paula Deen’s Chili Recipe in a slow cooker makes a delicious, and hearty chili. If you like your chili on the thick side instead of watery, this recipe is the perfect one for you. My husband, who typically does not enjoy homemade chili, really loves this recipe because it is seasoned well and is thick and hearty.

Slow-Cooker Family-Favorite Chili 

Making this recipe in a slow cooker makes everything so simple. Because it is so easy to make this chili, it is easily a family favorite recipe. Many of the kids in my life enjoy fresh chili. This is one of their favorite recipes because it is so packed full of good things. Not only is it great to eat, but it is so easy to prepare. You can literally allow it to cook while you are at work all day, then enjoy it when you get home.

Taco Chili (Paula Deen)

This recipe makes a chili that is very much like taco chili. To adjust it to be taco chili, simply add a bit of taco seasoning to the mixture. Or you can enjoy it as it is. Now, let’s look at what you will need in order to make this delicious chili. Please note that our recipe uses all of the main ingredients and contains a few additional ingredients to help enhance the flavors. 

Your Ingredient List:

Olive oil
Ground chuck
Kosher salt
Black pepper
Canned crushed tomatoes
Canned kidney beans
Sweet onion
Green bell pepper
Chili seasoning
Butter (our addition)
Worcestershire sauce (our addition)

How to Make All Day Beef Chili in the Crockpot

Preparation steps:

To make Paula Deen’s Chili Recipe in a slow cooker, begin by browning your oil and beef over medium heat. Cook until browned and crumbly, then drain and add to your crockpot. 

Next, add your remaining ingredients to your slow cooker and stir to combine. Cook on low for about eight hours, before serving. Before you serve, you can top with cheddar cheese, green onions, sour cream, fresh cilantro, or parsley. 

How to Make On The Stovetop

Your Directions:

You can also make this chili using your stovetop burner instead of a crockpot if you prefer. This will allow it to be done much faster.

To make Paula Deen’s chili on the stovetop, begin by browning your beef along with 2 tablespoons of butter. Cook your beef until it is about 90% completely cooked. Add your diced onion and cook until your onion begins to appear transparent. Add chili seasoning, and 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce. Stir to combine. Then add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes or until mixture is completely cooked through. Before serving add desired toppings of cheddar cheese, sour cream, mint green onions, fresh cilantro, or parsley. Serve and enjoy.

Crock Pot Chili Paula Deen Recipe


6-quart crockpot or soup pan
Measuring cup
Spoon to stir


Crockpot Cook Time: 8 hours
Stovetop Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 servings


1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp butter (optional)
1 ½ pound ground chuck
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
½ cup green bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1.25 oz chili seasoning

Toppings (optional)

Shredded cheddar cheese
Chopped green onion
Sour cream
Fresh cilantro
Corn chips


Slow Cooker Instructions

Step 1: Brown Ground Chuck

In a skillet over medium-high heat, warm olive oil, and begin to brown your ground check. Once browned, add to your crockpot.

Step 2: Combine Ingredients

Add your remaining ingredients to the crockpot, stir, and cook covered over low heat, for eight hours.

Step 3: Add Toppings

Before serving, add your toppings, serve, and enjoy!

Stovetop Instructions

Step 1: Brown Ground chuck

In a large soup pot, add ground beef, butter, and olive oil if desired. Cook your ground beef until it is about 90% completely cooked. 

Step 2: Sauté Onions

Add diced onion, and sauté until the onion becomes translucent in color.

Step 3: Add Seasonings

Add Worcestershire sauce and chili seasonings to your ground beef mixture. Stir.

Step 4: Add Everything Else

To your soup pot, add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Allow to cook over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes, or until your ingredients are thoroughly warmed through and have had time to meld together.

Step 5: Top & Serve

Before serving, add your desired toppings, serve, and enjoy!


Please note that this recipe contains Paula Deen’s original easy classic chili recipe. However, we have slightly adapted the above so that it includes butter, Worcestershire sauce, and an adapted amount of chili seasoning. The remainder of the recipe stays the same. We have also added stovetop instructions to her original slow cooker recipe.

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Nutrition Facts

Please note that we have based the following nutritional facts on the assumption that the above recipe contains a total of six servings. We have estimated that one serving contains 447 calories. We have also estimated at one serving contains 11.4 g total fat, 32 mg cholesterol, 767 mg sodium, 61 g total carbohydrates, and 26.7 g protein. 

Tips & Frequently Asked Question

We are now going to turn our attention to some tips on how to make this chili recipe, as well as some frequently asked questions. Below you will find our helpful tips to enable you to make this delightful chili, followed by our best answers to frequently asked questions.

Tips & Tricks

Tip #1: sometimes we don’t think far enough ahead to put dinner in a crockpot before heading off to work. Because of this, we have also provided stovetop instructions. The stovetop instructions will help you make this delicious chili in a hurry. However, it is important to note that you should sauté the onions in with the ground beef, before adding all of the soup ingredients. 

Tip #2: We have also added butter which will help to bring out the natural flavors of the beef as it is cooking. We have also increased the amount of seasoning, which is optional. Please note that the original amount of seasoning was 1.75 ounces when the recipe is doubled.


Need to Freeze Your Chili?

If you have leftovers or are preparing your chili in advance you can freeze the chili and pull it out at a later date. To freeze your chili, place it into a freezer plastic bag, or an airtight storage container before placing it into the freezer. You can freeze the chili for up to three months.

What Does Adding Beer to Chili Do?

Sometimes people enjoy adding beer to chili. While the overall flavor is not extremely noticeable when adding beer, it does slightly help to bring out some of your flavors. And allows alcohol to cook-off.

What Gives Chili the Best Flavor?

The best flavor of chili is found by allowing your chili ingredients to sit together. This is why the slow cooker recipe works so well for the chili. Cooking your chili low and slow for eight hours allows the flavors and ingredients to completely meld together, which gives you the overall best taste of your chili.

What to Serve with Slow Cooker Chili

There are many things that you can serve with slow cooker chili. However, some of the best things to serve include bread or even corn chips. You could then pour your chili with a salad if you wish for a more complete meal.

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Recipe Variations 

Are many different recipe variations for Paula Deen’s Chili Recipe, or other Paula Deen recipes in general. Below are a few of the most popular ones.

Paula Deen Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese

Valentine’s crockpot macaroni and cheese recipe it is made by cooking 2 cups of elbow macaroni and cheese in water until it is completely al dente. The water is then drained, and half a stick of butter along with 2 ½ cups sharp cheddar cheese and three eggs are added. Stir the mixture over medium-low heat until it is combined. Pour the mixture into the crockpot, and stir in ½ cup sour cream, 10 ¾ ounce can condensed cheddar cheese soup, salt, 1 cup of milk, ½ teaspoon dry mustard, and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Stir all the ingredients together. Cover and cook on low heat for three hours, stirring occasionally. 

White Bean Chili With Chicken (Paula Deen)

Begin by taking one pound of dried navy beans, cover them with water, and allow them to soak for two hours. Once soaked, drain the water. Pour the beans into a large pot, add 5 cups chicken stock and boil. 

In a saucepan, melt 4 Tbsp butter, and sauté 1 Tbsp minced garlic, ¾ cup diced onion and 1 ½ can jalapenos. Sauté for 5 minutes, then add to the bean pot. Next, add one-pound chopped chicken, 1 Tbsp ground cumin, 1 Tbsp oregano, 1 tsp black pepper, ½ tsp white pepper, 1.2 bunch chopped cilantro, and red peppers to taste. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 1 ½ hour, before serving. 

Jamie Deen’s Award-Winning Chili Recipe With Beer

The Deen brother’s chili recipe is very similar to the above recipe. To make the chili recipe from Paula’s sons, you will begin by sauteing 2 Tbsp olive oil, with 1 diced red onion, 1 diced yellow pepper, and 4 cloves garlic. In a separate pan, cook 1 pound ground beef, with 8 ounces Italian sausage. Once both are cooked, combine both pans into a soup pot, and add ¼ cup chili powder, 1 Tbsp cumin, 1 Tbsp oregano, 4-ounce tomato paste 12-ounce beer, 42-ounce canned diced tomatoes, 15-ounce black beans, 15-ounce kidney beans, and 15-ounce pinto beans. Simmer over medium-low heat before serving. 

Paula Deen’s Crockpot Potato Soup

To make crockpot potato soup, you will add 30 ounces of frozen hash brown potatoes into your crockpot. You will also add 28 ounces canned chicken broth, 10 ¾ ounce cream of chicken soup, ½ cup chopped onions, and 1/3 teaspoon black pepper. Stir to combine the ingredients. Cover and cook for about five hours over low heat. Add 8-ounce cream cheese and stir. Cook for an additional 30 minutes. Add desired toppings, then serve. 

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

Slow cooker pinto beans is a nice warm dish of beans to warm you up on a cold day. Below is a list of everything you will need to make pinto beans in your crockpot.

Ingredients For Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

1-pound dry pinto beans, 1 teaspoon chili powder, ½ teaspoon dried oregano, ½ pound diced ham, ¼ cooked ground turkey, 4 cups of water, one onion that is diced, and house seasoning.

How To Make Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

Start by washing the beans and allowing them to soak overnight covered in water. Soak ham, covered in water overnight as well. After soaking overnight, drain the beans and dump them into a slow cooker. Stir in oregano and chili powder. Add diced ham as well as the liquid that the ham was soaked in. Pour in 4 cups of water and add onions and house seasoning. Cook covered and high for five hours. When beans are tender, you can serve and enjoy.

Paula Deen’s Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Begin by creating a pork rub. To make this combine 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Rub your pork butt with this mixture and refrigerate for two hours. Place your pork butt and 2 cups of water into the crockpot and cook on low for 10 hours. Shred with a fork and add barbecue sauce. Let cook for another half an hour to one hour before serving.

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

You can easily make the above recipe into turkey chili by using ground turkey, in place of your current chuck. Otherwise, prepare as instructed above.

Paula Deen Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs Recipe

1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and 1 teaspoon garlic powder. Grab your beef short ribs with this mixture. Then place into a pan to brown all sides of your short ribs. Transfer the entire mixture to your crockpot, add chicken stock, and cook over low heat for eight hours. When there are 4-5 hours remaining, add celery, carrots, red potatoes, and onions. Cook for four more hours. Before serving, remove one cup of juice and mix with 1 tablespoon corn starch, pour the mixture back and stir to combine. Serve and enjoy. 

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Paula Deen’s Chili Recipe in a slow cooker is a delicious and easy recipe to make. It will help you produce party and tasty chili. This recipe does not require a lot of work and can be easily made using a crockpot, or on your stovetop. This recipe is great for any occasion, especially to help warm you from the inside out on colder days. 

Slow Cooker All Day Beef Chili

Making beef chili in a slow cooker is a great way to have a warm dinner ready when you arrive home. This recipe does not require a lot of work and can be easily prepared by a home chef of any skill level. 

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Love & Best Dishes: World’s Best Chili

This chili recipe included above may just be one of the world’s best chili recipes. Even for those who don’t enjoy chili, this recipe makes a warm and hearty soup to enjoy. Give it a try today!

Paula Deen’s Chili Recipe Slow Cooker

Paula Deen’s Chili Recipe slow cooker is and delicious and easy recipe to make. This recipe can be prepared all day using your crockpot, or in a few minutes on your stovetop. This recipe is perfect for any occasion and makes a hearty, beef chili, that everyone will enjoy. Don’t take our word for this though give this recipe a try for yourself and let us know what you think about it!

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