Chili Recipe That Will Make You Bring Your Bowl Back For Seconds

Crockpot chili is one of my favorite hearty dinners. It’s perfect during the fall months, and really any other time. It’s a comforting bowl of deliciousness. So, this is how I make it a healthy balanced meal and sneak in those extra vegetables.

Adding the veggies fills the dish with nutrient dense ingredients without the added calories. Don’t worry about having too many vegetables mixed in because the crockpot meat and base gives it tons of flavor.

Tip: Make extra servings for lunches and freezer meals.

Nutrition Info:

Deer Meat: is considered to be an excellent source of protein due to its protein-to-fat ratio. In one ounce of deer meat you’ll consume over six grams of protein. Since a serving size is three to four times that, one serving of deer meat can provide 18 to 24 grams of protein.

Black Beans: They’re three times cheaper than chicken, beef, or fish, and loaded with fiber, folate, potassium, and protein.

Carrots: A medium-size carrot has 25 calories, 6 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fiber. The veggie is an excellent source of vitamin A, providing more than 200% of your daily requirement in just one carrot.

Zucchini: is a good source of potassium, B-vitamins, magnesium, and fiber.

Broccoli: high in many nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron and potassium. Broccoli also contains more protein than most other vegetables.

Bell Pepper: excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber.




Prep Time

30 mins

Cook Time

6-8 hours


6-8 servings


Crockpot Base

  • 1 lb Ground Beef or Deer
  • 1 Can Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Can of Black Beans
  • ½ Cup Water
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Cayenne
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Jalapeno (optional)


  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1 Onion, Diced
  • 1 Cup Carrots, Chopped
  • 1 Cup Corn
  • 1 Cup Zucchini
  • 1 Cup Broccoli
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil


Crockpot Base

  1. Combine all ingredients in crockpot, cook on low for 6-8 hoursVeggies
    1. Chop and dice all veggies into desired size
    2. Sautee veggies in large pan with olive oil, on medium heat for 10-15 minutes
    3. Combine crockpot ingredients and vegetables

Things You Might Need


Crockpot Liner

Veggie Chopper

Spices: Coriander, Cumin, Chili Powder, Cayenne

Freezer Friendly Tupperware 

The Final Product