Crock-Pot Cheeseburger Chili

Crock-Pot Cheeseburger Chili

Now that summer is over, it’s time to pull out the slow cooker for some warm, savory dishes like cheeseburger chili. The cheese croutons are not a required part of this recipe especially if you are trying to cut calories. If you are gluten-free, then serve this dish with your favorite gluten-free bread or crackers. The cheeseburger chili can also be served as a creative dip at a party.


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • ½ cup sugar-free ketchup
  • ¼ cup yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ¼ cup dill pickle relish
  • Optional: 14 ounces kidney beans

Cheddar Cheese Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour
  • 1 ½ cups milk, 1 %
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup dill pickle relish
  • Optional: Cheddar Croutons made from Low Carb Sandwich Buns


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the onion in the oil until softened. Add the garlic and ground beef.
  2. Cook until browned.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Pour into the crock pot and cook on low for 3 hours.
  5. When ready to serve, prepare the cheddar cheese sauce.

Cheddar Cheese Sauce

  1. Whisk the arrowroot and milk together until incorporated.
  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  3. Once melted, add the combined milk and arrowroot and continue to stir until thickened.
  4. Add the salt, pepper, and cheddar cheese. Remove from heat once cheese is melted.
  5. Stir in the relish.

Pour cheese and relish mixture over the chili when ready to serve.

Using Croutons

  1. If using croutons, chop the buns into pieces and toast a few minutes in the oven until crisp or to your liking.
  2. Add them to a bowl, then add the chili and top with cheese sauce.
  3. For optional toppings, add more ketchup, mustard, and pickles.

Recipe by: Sugar-Free Mom

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