Slow Cooker Chipotle Chili

Chipotle peppers add a pleasant smokiness to this bean, beef, and sausage-packed slow cooker chili accented with bacon and chili sauce.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and sausage in the hot skillet until some of the fat renders, 2 to 3 minutes; add onion and garlic and continue to cook and stir...


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans chili beans, undrained
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 (7 ounce) can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1/2 (3 ounce) package bacon bits
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

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