Fool Proof Loaded Santa Fe Slow Cooker Chili
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Loaded Slow Cooker Chili

Easy Loaded Easy Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chili is ready in 5 hours in the slow cooker. It's loaded with beans, tomatoes, corn and seasonings and is perfect for game day parties or cold winter days.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword santa fe chili recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 430cal
Author Joanne Schweitzer


  • 2.5 lbs ground beef turkey or meatloaf mix
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced
  • 4 oz can of diced green chiles with juice
  • 8 oz can of whole kernel corn drained
  • 29 oz cans of red kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 14.5 oz can of black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups bell peppers, diced red, green, orange, yellow
  • 3 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
  • 29 oz. or 1-28 oz. canned diced tomatoes unseasoned with juice
  • 6 oz can of tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup of honey

Chili Seasonings

  • 2 tbs chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper optional or add more if desired
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • freshly cracked pepper to taste


  • First, in a 6 quart slow cooker on high setting, add extra virgin olive oil, garlic, onions, peppers, raw meat, tomatoes, tomato paste, beans and chilies. Cover. If you will not be home, it is fine to stir but, it is harder to stir when it is still raw because it fills the chamber to the top so, you may want to mix it in a larger bowl first. Still put in the oil on the bottom to avoid sticking.
  • Then, after two hours, stir well.
  • Next, cover and let sit for 3 more hours.
  • Then, add honey at the end of the cooking and stir well.
  • Optional: Top chili with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese in individual bowls before serving. Enjoy!



Loaded Santa Fe Chili Stove Top Directions:

Want to eat this tasty chili sooner than five hours? Just do it on the stove top.
  1. In a large stock pot on medium heat, cook add the oil, onions, minced garlic and bell peppers.
  2. Add the meat and let it brown.
  3. Then, add the remaining ingredients except for the honey which, you'll add when it is finished. Let it simmer on med/low for 45 more min, covered.
  • Green bell peppers for red, yellow, or orange bell peppers
  • Pinto, navy, white beans for red kidney beans or black beans
  • Ground turkey or meatloaf mix for the ground beef
  • Vegetarian by omitting the meat and adding three more cans of beans plus one can of diced tomatoes


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