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Taco Chili (Slow Cooker or Stovetop)

The best ever Taco Chili recipe, made on the stovetop in 1 hour. Quick, easy and hearty – plus instructions on making this in the slow cooker.

Taco Chili

Taco Chili

Looking for a perfect pair with this chili recipe? Try these easy to make Baking Powder Biscuits to complete the meal!

It doesn’t have to be a Tuesday for me to crave and make my favourite Mexican dishes. Some of my personal favourite and most popular recipes here on the blog are taco inspired, because I love switching up the ordinary.

Needless to say I made Taco Salad quite often. It could be its own meal and so wonderful for taking to potlucks.

Taco Chili

I also love Taco Lettuce Wraps and Bell Pepper Stuffed Tacos, both of which still have that crunchy texture despite being low-carb options.

While I’ve been making my classic Chili Con Carne recipe ever since I first learned how to cook, this Taco Chili recipe is a another fun way to change up taco night!

Perfect for Fall and Winter months, it combines taco-love with a comforting and hearty chili. Pairing success and a big hit, my friends! This is a great weeknight meal.

Taco Chili

This chili recipe can be made on the stovetop or in the slow cooker, and I’ve included how in this one post. No matter which you choose, you’ll be happy with the minimal prep work and cook time. In fact, the only ingredient you have to chop is the onion!


How to Make Quick Stovetop Taco Chili Recipe

This easy, flavourful Taco Chili recipe is easy to make on the stove in a large pot. You simply cook the ground beef and onions over medium-high heat; then add black beans, sweet corn, diced tomatoes, taco sauce, diced green chilies, taco seasoning, and chili powder. Cook for 30 minutes and perfection!

FAVORITE TOPPINGS: Dollop with sour cream, green onions, shredded cheddar cheese, corn chips, fresh cilantro, mild green chiles, lime juice, some of a taco seasoning packet, and/or tortilla strips or crumbled tortilla chips. Then you have the perfect chili and tastes just like tacos. So very good!

I know most recipes will just take the taco seasoning, but the sauce really brings it to the next level. Old El Paso makes this sauce, and sometimes the jar will say ‘taco sauce salsa’. Give it a quick online search if you haven’t used the product before, so you know what you are looking for.

Taco Chili

How to Make Slow Cooker Taco Chili

To make this chili recipe in the slow cooker, brown the beef and onions in a skillet then transfer to the slow cooker. Add all the remaining ingredients and then cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours. It’s a great recipe to add to your slow cooker recipes.

Cooking this recipe in the crock pot is just as simple and easy, and we all love meals that are ready when you walk in the door. For another variation on this recipe, make sure to try my Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup. It’s to die for, another delicious meal!

Taco Chili

Can You Freeze Taco Chili?

Either way you choose to make this recipe, know that it freezes well. If we aren’t having the leftovers the next day, just package up what’s left and freeze to enjoy at another time.

If you have taco chili leftovers, simply store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days. You can reheat leftovers on the stovetop or in the microwave in a microwave safe container.

My kids love this recipe as much as I, and it’s a great to to make all year long. It’s a recipe the whole family loves, it’s perfect for busy weeknights.

Taco Chili

Taco Chili Variations:

You can also make this recipe with ground turkey if you’d like, if you’d prefer a healthy meals, it’s a great substitute.

Adaptations for personal preference include adding your favorite taco toppings to the recipe either when cooking or at the end as toppings. Some like pinto beans or chili beans for example, yet we as a family do not.

Additionally you can add a packet of taco seasoning mix (or your own homemade taco seasoning) for some extra flavour.


Yet right now as the weather just gets colder and colder – bring on this meal. Chili season has two meanings right now, the weather and what you crave. This time of year calls for meals that make you feel comforted. This easy recipe has had rave reviews.

If you love crockpot cooking, check out our other delicious recipes like this Slow Cooker Bake Ziti recipe!

Taco Chili
Taco Chili

Taco Chili

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

The best ever Taco Chili recipe ever, made on the stovetop in 1 hour. Quick, easy and hearty - plus instructions on making this in the slow cooker.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced finely
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans
  • 1 can (15 oz) sweet corn
  • 1 cans (28 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup taco sauce
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced green chilies
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp chili powder

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot over medium heat, brown ground beef and saute onions until meat is no longer pink and onions are tender. Strain away any excess fat. 
  2. Add black beans, sweet corn, both cans of diced tomatoes, taco sauce, diced green chilies, taco seasoning, and chili powder and bring to a boil. 
  3. Turn down heat to medium low and let simmer for 25-30 minutes. 
  4. Serve with sour cream, cheese, and sliced green onions. 

Notes

To make this Taco Chili in the slow cooker, brown the beef and onions in a skillet then transfer to the slow cooker. Add all the other ingredients and then cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Saturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 543mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 13g

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12 Comments

  1. I was surprised that the ground beef was made with taco seasoning, I once had a toco soup at a restaurant and it was amazing! I think this may be very close to that. Pin for me to try out. Thanks!

  2. This sounds very similar to my chili. There are a couple of extras here that I will try out next time I make chili. We usually make chili with wild game (moose, venison or caribou) so it tastes different every time.

  3. It looks very close to my chili recipe, except for that taco sauce. Maybe it will improve my chili too, have to try.

  4. I really like that this can be made in the slow cooker. Just need to brown the beef and fry up the onions in a skillet first then place all ingredients into slow cooker.

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