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

5 5

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!!

1 5

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.

5 5

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!