slow cooker maple bacon chili topped with cheese and green onions

Slow Cooker Maple Bacon Chili

Looking for a chili recipe that is simple to make yet turns up the flavor dial by several notches? This Slow Cooker Maple Bacon Chili will have the family scrambling to the table and you showing off your chili pride!

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, maple bacon, slow cooker, slow cooker maple bacon chili
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 428 kcal
Author Slow Cooker Gourmet


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 12 oz maple bacon
  • 14.5 oz Hunt's Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 15.5 oz BUSH'S White Chili Beans
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 cup beef broth


  1. Finely chop 6 slices of the maple bacon and add to preheated skillet or multi cooker along with ground beef

  2. Sauté and break apart with spatula until fully cooked then transfer meat to slow cooker

  3. Add remaining ingredients, cover and cook on high for 3-4 hour or low for 6-8

  4. Cook remaining bacon according to package directions and finely chop

  5. Serve chili topped with crispy bacon pieces along with cheese or as desired