Slow Cooker Taco Spice Chili Recipe

Slow Cooker Taco Spice Chili Recipe

How To Make Slow Cooker Taco Spice Chili

This slow cooker taco spice chili is the perfect home-cooked meal for people on the go. Just toss in your meat, spices, and of course, taco seasoning.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 15 minutes



  • 2tspolive oil
  • 2lbslean ground turkey,or beef
  • 4tbsptaco seasoning,divided, 2 standard packets or make your own
  • 2canspetite tomatoes,drained, diced
  • 1cantomato sauce
  • 2cupschicken broth
  • 1large sweet potato,peeled and diced
  • ½cupyellow onion,diced
  • 1large green bell pepper,diced
  • 1cancorn,drained and rinsed, or 1 pkg of frozen corn
  • 1canblack beans,drained and rinsed
  • 1small jalapeño,minced, remove seeds and ribs
  • 1tbspground cumin
  • 1tspchili powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • cupquinoa,uncooked


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the ground meat. Cook for 4 minutes, then add 2 Tablespoons of taco seasoning.

  2. Using a wooden spoon, break the meat up as it cooks. Allow it to cook completely for about 4 to 5 more minutes.

  3. Transfer the cooked meat to a 5-quart or larger slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients including the remaining taco seasoning and except for the quinoa.

  4. Stir everything together until combined. Cook on low for 7 hours or on high for 4 hours.

  5. Stir in the quinoa. Cook for 1 more hour on low or 30 more minutes on high.

  6. Serve chili warm topped with chopped green onion, shredded cheese, and/or sour cream.

  7. Keep leftovers in a large Tupperware in the refrigerator for up to a week. Reheat in the microwave.


  • Calories: 300.21kcal
  • Fat: 9.04g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.02g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.27g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.77g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.92g
  • Fiber: 6.88g
  • Sugar: 4.86g
  • Protein: 22.86g
  • Cholesterol: 53.36mg
  • Sodium: 697.93mg
  • Calcium: 67.24mg
  • Potassium: 776.19mg
  • Iron: 3.90mg
  • Vitamin A: 133.44µg
  • Vitamin C: 20.99mg
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