Homemade chili cooked in the slow-cooker, made with both ground beef, ground pork, beans, and chili seasoning from scratch.Jump to Recipe
When it’s cool outside, a nice big bowl of chili is so wonderful. We never really had chili when I was growing up because my mom doesn’t eat anything that comes from a cow. I started eating chili more in college. My aunt made it often enough that I got her recipe from her. I had it at Justin’s parent’s house and got my mother-in-law’s recipe as well.
The first time I went to make it, I didn’t even pay attention to the recipes. I called my mother-in-law to ask her if I needed to brown the ground pork. She had no idea what I was talking about because she doesn’t use pork. I realized I grabbed ingredients from both lists. So I made the best of it and combined the recipes to come up with my own chili recipe.
I used to use a store-bought chili seasoning, but now I make my own. The first time I did this was from necessity: I had forgotten the chili seasoning packet. I also wasn’t sure about adding sugar to the seasoning, but trust me, it makes a big difference!
Of course, if you don’t have the time or desire to make your own seasoning you can buy it. The packets near all of the seasoning and gravy mixes in the grocery store work well, too. I keep a lot of herbs and spices in my kitchen. Everything on the list is a staple in my pantry.
I like to put some cheddar cheese on my chili. Sometimes I top it with some sour cream to add a bit more flavor. This can also help mellow the flavor if you have a little too much of the spices. Also, fresh bread or saltine crackers tend to go really well with a bowl of chili.
Step by Step
In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef and ground pork together.
Meanwhile, add all of the other ingredients to the slow cooker, including everything for the seasoning. Give it a quick stir.
Drain the meat and add it to the slow cooker as well. Stir everything until it’s well combined.
Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
Originally Published On: January 11, 2016
Last Updated On: October 8, 2019
Beef and Pork Chili
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 lb ground pork
- 29 oz tomato sauce
- 14.5 oz tomatoes (diced, with basil, garlic, and oregano)
- 14.5 oz tomatoes (diced, zesty chili style)
- 6 oz tomato paste
- 16 oz chili beans
- 16 oz pinto beans
- 6 tbsp chili powder
- 2 tsp lawrys seasoning
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp onion (minced)
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and ground pork
- Mix all other ingredients in a large slow cooker, including chili seasoning ingredients OR a packet of store-bought chili seasoning
- Drain the meats and add to the slow cooker, stirring to combine
- Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7-8 hours
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
38 thoughts on “Beef and Pork Chili in the Slow Cooker”
Seeing your chili, now makes me want to make some chili to for the cold weather here.
Yes, it’s so perfect for the cold weather!
I love chili and make it often but I have never made beef and pork chili. I will try and maybe I will share it on my blog and will give you all the credits.
I didn’t originally plan it that way, it happened by accident. But we loved it so much we continued to make it with both.
Wuh! love it. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I always try something different on weekend and this would be wonderful recipe to try and enjoy.
I love making this on the weekends. Brown the meat in the morning, throw it all in the slow cooker, and you have a delicious dinner ready by the evening!
I have never made chili with pork before and so this is interesting. I would love to try it!
I don’t even remember which recipe used pork and which used beef, but we liked it with both so kept making it that way!
I make my chilli similar but without the pork. This looks yummy so Ill have to try pork in it next time
I love the flavor of both the pork and beef together. It’s yummy and makes it a little different.
I loooove chili in winter, too! – my hubby not so much – but I think this version is worth trying on him – esp because you made your own seasoning instead of using a ready-made one! 🙂
Chili is one of my favorite cold-weather meals! The seasoning is so good. I sometimes make a large batch and keep it in the pantry for other recipes that call for chili seasoning.
Oh this chili looks so delicious! I would love to try this for my family. They will love it.
I hope you get a chance to make this and you all enjoy!
I never thought to put beef and pork in my chili, oh my! This looks better than what I have always ate for years with chili! I am definitely going to have to try this chili out! How delicious, thank you for sharing.
I’ve never seen it anywhere else either. It happened on accident and we got lucky it was good!
Yummm I absolutely love chili and this recipe looks so delicious! Definitely saving.
Thank you! I hope you get a chance to try it for yourself. It’s so easy since it’s in the slow cooker.
Yummy I haven’t had chili in so long!! I love mine with cheese and sour cream on top!!
I don’t think I’ve made it since I did it for the blog. With how cold it’s been, I am planning to make it later this week again!
This Beef and Pork Chili looks so delicious. I really need to try this recipe for my family and friends.
Thank you! It makes a lot so it’s a great meal to share with a bunch of people.
Oh my gosh! That looks so good. I just never can do chili because of how spicy it is!!!
I can’t do many spicy foods either. You can adjust the recipe to put in a bit less chili powder and it isn’t quite as spicy.
I will definitely be trying this one. My husband LOVES chili!
I hope he loves this version, too! It’s perfect for the cooler months coming up.
We have a slow cooker. I think the last time we used it was in 2017 to be COMPLETELY honest. Ha! Wow, I can’t believe how time flies. I made chicken shawarma in it – like chicken shawarma soup, LOL! I dont think it was as good as this tasty looking recipe!
I love the slow cooker and use it at least once a month, even during the summer instead of heating the oven up. In the cooler months, we use it for a lot of soups, stews, and chili!
Chili in a slow cooker is THE BEST!!!! And this recipe came just in time before winter, thank you!!!
I agree, it’s so great to prep it in the morning and come home to the delicious smell of dinner already done!
Once it cools down I love to make chili in the slow cooker. I’ll for sure try this one!
Me too! We are finally starting to get a few cooler days here in Houston this week and I can’t wait to get another batch of this going. It smells so good while it’s cooking, too!
Perfect timing! I have a slow cooker but it was way back in a cabinet. I just pulled it out a few days ago because I keep seeing so many great recipes to try. Adding this one to the list!
Tis the season! Slow cooker meals are so great this time of the year. I hope you enjoy the chili!
Ah your chili recipe looks incredible! Definitely going to make this for dinner soon!
Thank you! It’s so nice to have a warm, hearty dinner ready in the evening. Enjoy!
What a yummy recipe! I love making chili for the winter and would love to spice my chili up by changing the ingredients. I have to try this recipe this winter!
Chili is such a perfect winter food. As you said, it’s an easy one to change a few things here and there and have a completely different flavor!