Thick and Chunky Crock Pot Game Day Chili

Total Time
8hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs

I make this during football season (I double the recipe, but I have a 7-qt crock pot). I prefer my chili with cut up stew meat rather than ground beef. I partially freeze the meat for easier cutting. Don't freak about the crushed corn chips....they just kinda "disappear" and serve as a thickening agent.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all in the crock pot in the order listed.
  2. Gently stir everything together.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for about 4 -5 hours.
  4. When done, mix again very well.
  5. Serve topped with sour cream, shredded cheese, green onions, etc.
Most Helpful

This is my new staple for chili recipe! I tried it over others simply for the name because I was making it for my guy's friends coming over to watch football. I'll admit that I added a diced jalepeno and a little extra chili powder for a good kick. The result was the best chili I've ever had and the guys ate every last bit. I'll definetly make this again, but double the recipe!!

Stuffed November 24, 2008

I am so disappointed. I followed this recipe and the only thing i did differently was add a little extra meat and brown it a little before adding to the crock pot. I also softened the veggies a little in the pan and added maybe 1/4 cup wine. And my husband just called to say it is dried out and ruined. As i was making this recipe i did wonder about the fact that there wasn't really a good liquid broth or anything was added. I just used this crock pot a few days ago and it was fine so i dont think the pot itself is the problem.

Anonymous May 22, 2015

Top-notch recipe! Love the chunky meat - I double the recipe for my large family, and use 1-1/2 lbs beef, 1-1/2 lbs pork. I also add a couple chopped up hot (habanero) peppers. Tried both with and without cinnamon - I found if I use half the cinnamon the recipe calls for, it comes out just right. I also increase the tostito content by about 50% to get more of a corn flavor. Though I continue to tweak and experiment, the recipe as it stands is FANTASTIC!

DadOf6 January 12, 2013