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Slow-Cooker 3 Meat Chili - No Beans

Made with ground beef, pork sausage, bacon and loaded with flavor, you will not miss the beans!
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6


  • Slow cooker


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1 2.5 ounces package of real bacon pieces or 6 pieces of bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 28 ounces tomato sauce
  • 28 ounces Diced tomatoes
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dry
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (opitional)


  • Preheat skillet to med-high. Brown pork sausage well by creating a golden-brown crust (DO NOT BURN). During the last 5 minutes of cooking reduce heat to med and add onions. Drain and add to the slow-cooker.
    In the same pan, brown ground beef and drain. Add beef to the slow-cooker and top with all other ingredients. Stir well and cover. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or 5-6 on high.
    Top with bacon pieces before serving.