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Cora's Crockpot Chili

Cora's Crockpot Chili Recipe Tjaden Ranch Beef
Cora's Crockpot Chili

Our 8-year-old daughter, Cora, has recently become interested in cooking - Soup is one of her favorite things to make because she enjoys measuring, pouring and throwing everything into a pot! This chili is a family favorite, especially when we pair it with cinnamon rolls. 😊  

Cora's Crockpot Chili
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1 sm. yellow or white onion, diced or shredded (I shred so my kids don’t notice there’s onion in it)

3 tsp. minced garlic 

2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes

3 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce

1 (4 oz) can mild green chiles

1 (14.5 oz can) beef broth

2 T. chili powder

2 ½ tsp. ground cumin

2 tsp. paprika

½ tsp. ground coriander

2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp. white sugar

Salt and pepper

2 (15 oz) cans dark red kidney beans

Shredded cheddar cheese for topping


  1. In large skillet, season ground beef with salt & pepper, and brown over medium heat.

  2. When beef is almost browned, add onion and garlic. Continue cooking for 3 minutes.

  3. Transfer beef mixture to crockpot. 

  4. Stir in all of the remaining ingredients (except for the cheese). Season with salt & pepper to taste. 

  5. Cover with lid and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours. 

  6. Serve into bowls and top with a generous amount of shredded cheddar cheese. 

  7. Enjoy!!


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