The BEST Crockpot No-Bean Chili Recipe – Pumpkin ‘N Spice

Beanless chili recipe slow cooker

Made with two types of ground beef and loaded with flavor, you’ll never miss the beans in this slow cooker without bean chili!

A large bowl of non-bean chili topped with chives, cheddar cheese, sour cream and crackers.

If you like chili, you should try this

turkey white bean chili, this chicken chili with black beans and the instant chili without beans.

Despite my bitter feelings towards winter (read: it’s been in the negative and single-digit digits here in recent weeks), I love that this time of year makes me want to prepare hot, comforting meals.

There’s something about a hearty dinner that fills me up and keeps me satisfied, even if there’s three feet of snow outside (ok, so I’m exaggerating a bit). And nothing screams more comfort food at me than chili.

I’ve been a chili fan for as long as I can remember! The spicy flavor and mixture of meats, vegetables and beans fits perfectly with a piece of cornbread. And although I will eat chili at any time of the year, I only do it in winter. It just seems more appropriate, right?

An aerial view of two bowls of bean-free chili topped with side dishes.

My husband loves chili too, though not as much as I do. However, he does not like it with beans. Yes, you heard it right, friends… No beans!

It must be a texture-type thing, because you can’t really taste the beans once they’re cooked. Am I right? I can’t really blame him though, because I wouldn’t eat those beans alone either, even though I love them in chili!

So when we both craved chili years ago, I got engaged and made this bean-free slow pot chili recipe. Made with two types of ground beef and loaded with flavor, you’ll never miss the beans in this chili! In fact, this is my favorite chili and I almost prefer it without the beans.

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I’ve been making this bean-free chili recipe for about five years, as it’s a staple in my home during the winter. In addition to being the BEST chili without beans recipe, it is also very easy to prepare!

Ingredients needed to make chili without beans in a slow cooker. Ingredients of chili

without beans This

chili without beans

is very easy to make! Here’s what you’ll need to do it:

  • Lean ground beef
  • Ground Chuck
  • Tomato sauce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • White onion
  • Green

  • pepper
  • Spices
  • Granulated sugar
  • Salt and pepper

How to Make Chili Without Beans Have you never made

chili without beans

? It’s as easy as making classic chili. Here’s how I make this chili without beans recipe:

  1. Brown the two types of ground beef in a pan
  2. .

  3. Drain the meat and add to the slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients of chili without beans
  4. .

  5. Simmer for 8 hours or over high heat for 4 hours.
  6. Serve with your favorite ingredients!

A large bowl of bean-free chili topped with chives, cheddar cheese, sour cream and crackers.

How long to cook chili in a cooking pot? I recommend cooking the chili

without beans at low for 8 hours or over high heat for 4 hours. Cooking the low, slow chili helps the flavors develop and makes it a better bowl of chili overall.

Can’t I make chili beans

on the stove?

While you can certainly do this on the stove in just over an hour, I love pulling out my slow cooker for this dish. The flavors blend together and create such a delicious taste. And it also makes your house smell wonderful!

Can I make bean chili in an instant pot?

If you want to make this bean-free chili recipe in an Instant Pot, I recommend you check out my Instant Pot No Bean Chili recipe. I give detailed instructions on how to make chili without beans in an instant pot in that post.

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Does chili freeze well?

Yes! Since this chili is made without beans, it freezes and reheats like a dream. Store in airtight containers for up to three months in the freezer.

<img src="" alt="Aerial view of a large bowl of homemade

chili made without beans.” />


favorite chili ingredients This

bean-free chili recipe can be enjoyed as-is or you can stack the ingredients.

Here are some of my favorite chili ingredients:

  • Jalapeño diced
  • Grated cheese
  • Cream sour
  • Crushed
  • tortilla chips Oyster cookies
  • Avocado diced
  • What to

serve with chili Serve this homemade

chili without beans with one side of my homemade pan honey cornbread or pan whey cornbread, and you will have a delicious meal, perfect for beating winter blahs!

I also love serving chili pepper Beans-free Crockpot with Cornbread and Cheese Muffins or even Cheddar cookies.

<img src="" alt="A large bowl

of chili without beans.” />

Tips for Making Chili Without


Because I omitted beans for the hubster who hates beans, I used a pound of ground beef and a pound of ground baboon. This makes the chile sin frijoles extra meaty and definitely makes up for the lack of beans.

Of course, you can definitely add beans if that’s what you prefer, it’s delicious either way!

It is very easy to customize this chili to your preferences. You can add as much or as little chili powder and spices as you like. I’ve played with this recipe a lot over the years and found the perfect match for me.


favorite way to eat this chili without beans is straight from the bowl, with some cheese sprinkled on top. However, you can also serve chili without beans in one of the following ways:

  • In Frito cakes
  • On top of chili dogs
  • About

  • baked potatoes About
  • spaghetti

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Photos updated 10/2020

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