Kid-Friendly Ground Beef Chili (Gluten-Free)

A hearty beef chili that's healthy, flavorful and packed with delicious protein.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6 bowls
Calories 320kcal
Author Feeding Gluten Free


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic large
  • 28 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes Red Gold is gluten-free
  • 16 ounce can dark red kidney beans you can use 2 also for more meaty flavor! (Bush's is gluten-free)
  • kosher salt to taste
  • ground peppercorn to taste


  • Add raw ground beef to one side of a heated crockpot.
  • On the other side, add chopped onions and garlic.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper all over to taste.
  • Close the lid and let sit for about 30 minutes, breaking apart and mixing occasionally.
  • Add the ENTIRE can of tomatoes and kidney beans. So, the liquid too.
  • Give it all a big stir and add more salt and pepper if desired, for taste.
  • Cook on medium heat for approximately 4 hours.
  • It is done when all the sauce has thickened a the dish takes on its own hearty flavor!
  • Notes:
  • Add spicy heat to your individual bowls instead of the crockpot. This way, everyone is happy!
  • When you taste the dish early, you will notice a very tomato like, almost sweet taste. This changed over time. Eventually, a hearty deep flavor will happen, so be patient! ;)