Beef and Pork Chili topped with shredded cheddar cheese and sliced green onions in a dark colored bowl with a spoon in it sitting on a round brown plate (with logo overlay)

Beef and Pork Chili in the Slow Cooker

Homemade chili cooked in the slow-cooker, made with both ground beef, ground pork, beans, and chili seasoning from scratch.

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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! 

Chili Seasoning

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. 

Large skillet with browned ground beef and ground pork inside sitting on a wooden surface

Meanwhile, add all of the other ingredients to the slow cooker, including everything for the seasoning. Give it a quick stir. 

Stainless steel bowl with many herbs inside surrounded by cans of tomatoes and beans all on a wooden surface
Slow cooker filled with tomatoes and beans sitting on a wooden surface

Drain the meat and add it to the slow cooker as well. Stir everything until it’s well combined. 

Slow cooker filled with tomatoes and beans topped with browned ground beef and ground pork sitting on a wooden surface

Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7-8 hours. 

Beef and Pork Chili topped with shredded cheddar cheese and sliced green onions in a dark colored bowl with a spoon in it sitting on a round brown plate (vertical)

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Originally Published On: January 11, 2016

Last Updated On: October 8, 2019

Beef and Pork Chili topped with shredded cheddar cheese and sliced green onions in a dark colored bowl with a spoon in it sitting on a round brown plate

Beef and Pork Chili

Homemade chili cooked in the slow-cooker, made with both ground beef, ground pork, beans, and chili seasoning from scratch. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground beef, ground pork, tomato
Servings: 8
4.84 from 6 votes

Ingredients

  • 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
Chili Seasoning
  • 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

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Instructions

  • 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
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Nutrition Facts
Beef and Pork Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 518 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 2165mg90%
Potassium 1766mg50%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 13g52%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 3550IU71%
Vitamin C 28.3mg34%
Calcium 120mg12%
Iron 7.1mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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38 thoughts on “Beef and Pork Chili in the Slow Cooker”

  1. 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.

  2. 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! 🙂

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

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