Slow Cooker Beef Chorizo Taco Chili

This slow cooker beef chorizo taco chili is packed full of flavor and perfect for cold winter nights. Serve topped with avocado, cheese and corn chips for the perfect filling bowl. 

This slow cooker beef chorizo taco chili is packed full of flavor and perfect for cold winter nights. Serve topped with avocado, cheese and corn chips for the perfect filling bowl.

So apparently there is a blizzard heading my way. Some weather reports are all “you’re only going to get 2 inches” and other reports are saying “Hey girl, 30 inches are heading your way.”

Unless those 30 inches come attached to Ryan Gosling I want nothing to do with all that mess. In the words of Sweet Brown “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” While I’m happy I won’t have to shovel I’m still not fond of the thought of losing power. We have electric heat so no electric means zero heat. There is no amount of cuddling that can keep me warm enough through a blizzard. If this happens you can find me under the covers, flashlight in hand while playing endless sudoku puzzles.

Total old school.

This slow cooker beef chorizo taco chili is packed full of flavor and perfect for cold winter nights. Serve topped with avocado, cheese and corn chips for the perfect filling bowl.

The other big event coming up is the Super Bowl. Otherwise known as “that thing that happens in February where I pretend to care about football but really I’m just in it for the food.”

This year I’m brining you a simple slow cooker chili that is packed full of spice and is perfect when topped with fresh avocado, jalapeno slices, sour cream, cheese and Fritos. Don’t worry, this post is not sponsored by Fritos – I just really love then with my chili.

Plus – slow cooker. Man I love this thing.

This slow cooker beef chorizo taco chili is packed full of flavor and perfect for cold winter nights. Serve topped with avocado, cheese and corn chips for the perfect filling bowl.

So while you watch men run around on the field throwing balls made out of pig skin just sit back and eat a big bowl of this. It’s a simple and total “set it and forget it!” kind of meal.

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Slow Cooker Beef Chorizo Taco Chili

This slow cooker beef chorizo taco chili is packed full of flavor and perfect for cold winter nights. Serve topped with avocado, cheese and corn chips for the perfect filling bowl.

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound fresh chorizo, casings removed
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with peppers (sometimes called Mexican style)
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans diced green chiles
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 cups sliced bell peppers
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn kernels
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3-4 cups beef stock
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, sliced jalapeno, lime, avocado, shredded cheese and corn chips.

Directions:

In a large skillet set over medium heat add ground beef and (casing removed) chorizo sausage.

Cook until no longer pink while breaking up the meat while it cooks.

Add cooked meat to your large 6 quart slow cooker along with diced tomatoes, black beans, green chiles, tomato paste, bell peppers, yellow onion, corn, taco seasoning, chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, kosher salt and pepper. Stir together.

Start off by adding in 3 cups stock and cook on high heat for at least 6 hours. You chili should not get dry but if it does simply add a bit more stock.

Serve topped with sour cream, jalapenos, lime, avocado, cheese or corn chips.

44 Responses to “Slow Cooker Beef Chorizo Taco Chili”

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    Beth — January 26, 2015 at 8:04 am

    I am also 100% only into this super bowl thing for the food. And for Katy Perry’s performance 🙂

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — January 26, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Forget football, game day is all about the food! Your slow cooker taco chili looks wonderful. Love all the toppings!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — January 26, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Love making chili in my slow cooker! This is perfect game day food!

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    Sherri@The Well Floured Kitchen — January 26, 2015 at 8:43 am

    The blizzard is coming to me tomorrow! Every time, I count my blessings for the gas stove and fireplace. I totally couldn’t survive without coffee and tea. I’ve gone through blizzards without any of those things -hope you don’t lose power. But as to this chili- yes please! My husband grew up on chorizo so I know it would be a hit. I don’t think we’ve ever added it to chili- yum!!

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    Kim Byers @ The Celebration Shoppe — January 26, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Love chili in the slow cooker… and you can’t go wrong with Fritos! 🙂 Can’t wait to give your version a try!

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    Melanie | Melanie Makes — January 26, 2015 at 9:14 am

    I simply adore you, your sense of humor and this amazing looking chili! We’re only getting a few inches and apparently sending the rest your direction. Your welcome? Pinning this one as I have no doubt my husband would be absolutely in love with this flavor combination. (Who am I kidding? So am I!)

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    amanda @ fake ginger — January 26, 2015 at 9:17 am

    So I’m pretty jealous of all the people talking about the blizzard right now. Maybe not so much about the no power part but I want ALL THE SNOW. Stay warm!

    This chili looks amazing. I want to crush all those Fritos into the bowl and go to town.

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    Joanie @ ZagLeft — January 26, 2015 at 9:55 am

    What a fantastic looking bowl of chili and all those flavors sound so good too! Hope you don’t have to deal with a loss of electricity, being in Houston where the temperature today will be around 65, I’m a little envious of those with snow.

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    heather @french press — January 26, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I sure do miss a good blizzard, not much snow in Cali, but I can curl up with a big bowl of this chili and pretend to be back in Buffalo.

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    Angie — January 26, 2015 at 10:35 am

    This really makes me want a big bowl of taco chili for dinner, looks so good!

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    Ginny McMeans — January 26, 2015 at 11:11 am

    The planes have been grounded and the game is about to start. Bring on that delicious looking chili!

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    Kate @ Diethood — January 26, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I will happily give up the game and whatever else is needed just so I can stuff my face into that awesomeness!!! Besides, um, FRITOS!!

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    Cookin Canuck — January 26, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Yes, blizzards and Ryan Gosling…I’m all over that combo! This looks like the ultimate Super Bowl chili, with a little heat from the chorizo.

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    The Food Hunter — January 26, 2015 at 11:40 am

    I sure don’t miss East coast Blizzards~

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    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — January 26, 2015 at 11:55 am

    It’s all ready snowing here in RI and it’s not yet noon! I never watch the Super Bowl unless the Patriots are playing and even then I don;t really care lol! Love taco chili!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — January 26, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    I’m totally just into the super bowl food as well.. And very into my slow cooker. This is a winner!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — January 26, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Football… what football…. I’m only here for the food. haha 😉 Love this chili,giiirrrlll it looks so good. oo and have fun with those 30 inches 😉 hahaha

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    Martha@A Family Feast — January 26, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Sounds like a great zesty chili! We’re forecasted to get about 2 feet+ in the Boston area….I’d love a pot of this to keep us warm!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — January 26, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Pinned and Stumbled. We made a giant batch of chili ourselves this weekend! Definitely the weather for it : )

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    stephanie @ Back for Seconds — January 26, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    We just got a couple inches and that’s fine by me! This chili looks amazing!

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — January 26, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    This chili sounds great and loving the chorizo! I hope you keep your power and stay safe & warm. Sudoku is the way to go if all fails 🙂

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    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — January 26, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    For once, the midwest isn’t a frozen tundra! I have never seen that much snow nor do I think I ever want! But one thing I do want is this chili. Like yesterday!

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    Heather | girlichef — January 26, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Mmmm…I want a big bowl of this to keep me warm. No blizzard here (either), but it sure is cold as all get out. And fritos! Why have I never thought of that?

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — January 26, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    The only reason I give a damn about the game this year at all is because my hometown team is in it to win it again – and because of the pants and the tights butts in them (why lie?) Then of course the food. So yeah… gimme this chili.

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    Bea — January 26, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Good luck – I hope that you won’t loose electricity. Stay warm!

    Even so it is not that cold here in Oregon I could certainly use a big bowl of your delicious chili right now.

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    Lora @cakeduchess — January 27, 2015 at 6:16 am

    I hope you don’t lose your power!! I know what it’s like, unfortunately, from living in Florida and dealing with hurricanes. Stay warm and stay safe! LOVE this chili for any cold day and especially for Super Bowl!!

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    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — January 27, 2015 at 8:53 am

    I hope you are staying safe in the blizzard! If I was stuck inside, I would definitely want to curl up on the couch with a big bowl of this chili!

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — January 27, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Gorgeous photos and slow cookers are the best on snowy days!

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    kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — January 27, 2015 at 9:23 am

    The blizzard missed us but I still want this chili….pronto!

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — January 27, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I have been drooling over this all day! Love the Frito addition, love the chorizo, love it all!

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    Rose | The Clean Dish — January 27, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    We have the same problem… no power, no heat! Thankfully, we have a gas log fireplace which saved us from freezing last year when we had a power outage.
    Your slow cooker chili looks fabulous!! I wish I had a bowl of this for dinner 🙂

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    Anita — January 27, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    This is an absolutely gorgeous chili! Love the flavors!

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    LoveCompassionateLee — January 28, 2015 at 3:08 am

    This is the perfect recipe to enjoy with the weather we’re experiencing here in the Northeast…Happy Wednesday 🙂

    http://www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud/2015/1/26/12615

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    Susan@LunaCafe — January 29, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    No snow here–in fact, we had a beautiful sunny day today in Portland, Oregon. Nevertheless, it is cold, and a comfort soup like this is spot on. I need to find my slow cooker. 🙂

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    Amanda @ The Kitcheneer — February 1, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    I love chili, especially chili you can make in the slow cooker! I also love anything with a taco kick. This is absolutely perfect

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    Terri Fuchsteiner — October 11, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Please advise

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    Terri Fuchsteiner — October 11, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Do you drain the meat before putting in crock pot?

    • nutmegnanny replied: — October 11th, 2016 @ 2:29 pm

      Hi Terri! If the meat mixture is has a lot of fat in the pan you can drain if desired. Mine was not super fatty so I opted not to drain. Hope this helps! Enjoy the sauce 🙂

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