Crockpot Whole30 Chili

Crockpot Whole30 Chili - a hearty, no bean chili recipe. The perfect addition to a Whole30 or Paleo menu and super simple to prepare ahead! |

Crockpot Whole30 Chili – a hearty, no bean chili recipe. The perfect addition to a Whole30 or Paleo menu and super simple to prepare ahead! Includes Instant Pot instructions.

Note: this recipe was updated on 9/17/18

Watch this Instant Pot version of Whole30 Chili:

If you’re embarking on Whole30 challenge for the first time, this Crockpot Whole30 Chili recipe is the perfect addition to your meal plan!  Simple, satisfying, and easy prep – perfect for a quick dinner and packing leftovers for lunch.  If you’re in a time crunch, this recipe can also be prepared in the Instant Pot!

This chili is so good and seriously beyond easy to make.  I’ve found that easy, make-ahead recipes like this one are key to Whole30 and any healthy eating plan/lifestyle.  Planning and prepping ahead for the week is my secret weapon for staying on track.  Every Saturday, I write down my menu and shopping list for the next week (seems if I write it down, I am much more likely to actually do it!)  Then I spend a couple of hours on Sunday prepping a few meals and snacks for my family.

For more Whole30 info and ideas, check out this complete Whole30 Survival Guide with menu plan, shopping list, and tips for success and be sure to join my private Facebook Whole30 Support Group!

Crockpot Whole30 Chili - a hearty, no bean chili recipe. The perfect addition to a Whole30 or Paleo menu and super simple to prepare ahead! |

In this recipe, I used my own homemade chili seasoning blend.  Because I make different varieties of chili so often, I’ve found it easier to make a large batch of my favorite blend to have on hand, rather than measuring separate spices for each recipe.

How to Make Homemade Chili Seasoning Blend

Check out this post for the chili seasoning blend recipe and eight other great flavor combinations!

I love all kinds of chili but I wasn’t so sure about a bean-less chili recipe…turns out, I didn’t miss the beans one bit!  I adapted this recipe slightly from the Classic Chili recipe in the book, The Whole30: The 30 Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom.   I hope you enjoy!  And if you’re a fan of this recipe, you’re going to also love this Instant Pot Turkey Sweet Potato Chili.

Tip: make this ahead and portion into these glass containers for lunch all week!

Crockpot Whole30 Chili - a hearty, no bean chili recipe. The perfect addition to a Whole30 or Paleo menu and super simple to prepare ahead! |

Crockpot Whole30 Chili

Crockpot Whole30 Chili - a hearty, no bean chili recipe. The perfect addition to a Whole30 or Paleo menu and super simple to prepare ahead! 
4.75 from 8 votes
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Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili, crockpot, slow cooker, soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 116kcal


  • 1 lb ground turkey (or beef)
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced unsalted tomatoes
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 2.5 tablespoons homemade chili seasoning see below
  • 2 cups low sodium beef broth or chicken broth
  • salt, to taste


  • Brown the turkey over medium high heat.
  • Add the turkey and remaining ingredients to a slow cooker.  Cook on Low for 6-8 hours or High for 3-4 hours.  Adjust seasonings to taste and top with sliced jalapenos, chopped red onion, avocado, etc. as desired.
  • Homemade Chili Seasoning Blend:  5 Tablespoons chili powder, 2 Tablespoons cumin, 2 Tablespoons garlic powder, 2 Tablespoons oregano, 1 Tablespoon paprika (or smoked paprika), 1 1/2 Tablespoons onion powder, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 2 teaspoons salt.  Store in a mason jar or tightly sealed container.

For the Instant Pot

  • Set Instant Pot to saute.  Spray with cooking spray or add 1 teaspoon olive oil to the pot.  Add ground turkey, stirring until cooked.  Add remaining ingredients to the pot.  Set to Manual for 10 minutes.  When cycle is complete, allow for natural release of pressure.  Serve with favorite toppings!


**Note: this recipe was updated on 9/17/18.  Original recipe did not include crushed tomatoes and called for less chili seasoning.
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  • Reply
    October 17, 2017 at 9:47 am

    By the power of math, I give you a single batch of spices (rounded, so it’s not exact):
    1 tsp chili powder
    1/2 tsp cumin
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 tsp oregano
    1/4 tsp paprika
    1/4 tsp onion powder
    pinch of black pepper, or to taste
    1/8 tsp salt

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      October 17, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      Thanks, Nick 🙂

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      January 18, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      If I follow the recipe above, which seasoning measurements should I use? The ones listed in the original recipe, or the single batch from Nick??

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    October 26, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    This soup needs an addtional 28oz of crushed tomatoes and at least double the spices. Otherwise it was bland and hotdish-like.
    With those changes, it was a delicious, compliant soup.

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      October 27, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      Beth, thanks for the comment. It definitely is a more broth-like chili. For those who prefer a thicker, heartier chili, I added some modifications to the recipe notes. 🙂

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    barbara cauchon
    October 29, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Hi Nikki! I shared this with my newsletter group and posted the link to your web page. Hubby and I made this while on the Whole30 and we loved it!

    • Reply
      October 29, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      Barbara, thank you so much!!! Glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂

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        barbara cauchon
        October 29, 2017 at 5:28 pm

        You are very welcome! Will be scanning your site for more recipes to share with my readers!

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    November 1, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Just made this exactly as written. No changes needed! Love the consistency and BAM the flavor is delicious! Thank you!

    • Reply
      November 1, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      Thank You, Paula! 🙂

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    November 12, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    I love your website! I made this chili this evening and used extra spices and additional tomatoes. Would probably add some jalepenos for additional flavor next go-around. I also food prepped your buffalo chicken with whole30 ranch today – can’t wait to try it tomorrow! Thank you for the great recipes!

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      November 13, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Thank you Casey! The chili recipe is so versatile…I often change it up too. 🙂 Hope you enjoy the buffalo chicken!

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    February 5, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    How much is a serving size? 2 cups or 1 cup?

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      February 6, 2018 at 8:58 am

      About 1 cup

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    February 28, 2018 at 5:05 am

    I love my chilli brothy like this.

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    September 10, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Where do you find beef broth with no sugar in it? I looked at every can,or box, even organic and there weren’t any that didn’t have sugar in

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      September 10, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      It can be hard to find! My local health food store carries Bonafide Provisions broth. Other approved brands are Bare Bones and Kettle & Fire Broth. Thrive Market has the Kettle & Fire as well as their own compliant brand.

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    October 9, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    Made this twice now and love it… however I added more peppers a mix of them for spice and fresh tomatoes to give it some more oomph!! So good !! Also used the pressure cooker… done in no time !!

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      October 10, 2018 at 10:10 am

      Thanks, Deanna! Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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    November 24, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    This one looks so delicious! I wanna make this for dinner.

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