We all love winter sports like the Super Bowl, the Final Four and of course hockey. As spring rolls in we start thinking about basketball, especially the final four! Meals like slow cooker chili are March Madness food at it’s finest! This March Madness recipe will feed the whole crew! Plus, get free printable bracket sheets, too.

This crock pot chili recipe will feed the whole crew at your March Madness watch party. Break out the brackets, fire up the slow cooker and razz your friends. A perfect Final Four party food, this chili recipe will feed the entire gang!

Need a free final four printable bracket sheet? You’ve come to the right place. First, let’s make some crock pot chili to share with the gang. This meaty slow cooker chili is awesome served with a little Italian bread, and perfect the perfect Final Four party food.

Easy crock pot chili recipe

Beef chili doesn’t last long in our house, and this recipe wont last long at yours either.

Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main
Author: Andrew Eaton


  • 1 lbs ground beef I use 90%
  • 1 yellow onion - chopped
  • 4 ribs celery - chopped
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 jar salsa - choose your fave!
  • 3 medium jalapeno peppers - sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 to 4 tbs minced garlic your preference
  • tbs cumin
  • tbs chili powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • tbs ketchup
  • tbs mustard


  • Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. When your beef is close to being browned, add ketchup, mustard and half of the minced garlic and half of the chopped onion.
  • When the beef has browned, drain the grease and pour it in the slow cooker.
  • Add all other ingredients and stir well
  • Cook on low for up to 8 hours, allowing the flavors to mingle. Stir occasionally if you can.
  • Serve with sour cream, and bread and butter

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Free Final Four Bracket Sheet

Now for the free March Madness Final Four bracket sheet that you’ve come here for!

Printable March Basketball Brackets sheet.

Print Here »

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