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Simple Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage Chili | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com

Simple Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage Chili

A quick and hearty recipe for perfect to toss in the slow cooker and have ready when you walk in the door with a few simple ingredients and spicy sausage!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Resting Time 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 775kcal


  • Slow Cooker Crockpot


For Slow Cooker Chili

  • 2 onions minced
  • 2 red peppers stemmed seeded and minced
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • 3 tbs vegetable oil
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbs ground cumin
  • 1 tbs dried oregano
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 lbs dried navy beans rinsed and picked over
  • 1 lbs kielbasa sausage cut into ½" slices
  • 8 oz andouille sausage cut into ½" slices
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tbs minced chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper


  • 3 scallions sliced thin


Prep the veggies

  • In a large microwave safe bowl, add the onions, red peppers, chili powder, vegetable oil, garlic cloves, cumin, and oregano.
  • Microwave in 1 minute bursts for 5 minutes, until the onions are softened, stirring after every minute.

Add to Slow Cooker

  • Add the broth and water to the slow cooker. Stir in the onions, beans, and sausage.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce, brown sugar, minced chipotle, and liquid smoke.
  • Stir into the slow cooker. Add the bay leaves and let cook on low for 9 to 11 hours.
  • Let the chili chill for 5 minutes off heat. Skim and needed fat from the surface.
  • Strain 1 cup of cooked beans into a shallow dish and mash with a potato masher.
  • Stir the mashed beans back into the chili and allow to thicken 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper as needed.


  • Ladle into bowls and serve with scallions.


Slow Cooker Revolution
Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 775kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 2118mg | Potassium: 1709mg | Fiber: 24g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4392IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 9mg