Hearty Wild Rice Chili

Hearty Wild Rice Chili

The wild rice adds extra texture to this easy slow-cooker chili.

30 min. prep time
8 servings
151 Rating



1 pound lean ground beef
2 ribs (1 cup) celery, sliced
1 medium (1 cup) yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped
1 medium (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic
1 (46-ounce) can tomato vegetable juice
1 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
1 cup uncooked wild rice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 (16-ounce) cans spicy chili beans


Sour cream, if desired
Shredded Cheddar cheese, if desired


Cook ground beef in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 5-8 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain. Place into 6-quart slow cooker.

Add all remaining chili ingredients except chili beans; stir well. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7-8 hours or High heat setting 3-4 hours, or until rice is tender. Stir in chili beans during last 10 minutes of cooking. 

Serve with toppings, if desired.

Recipe Tip

Ground turkey, Italian sausage or chopped chicken can be substituted for the ground beef, or simply leave the meat out for a hearty vegetarian meal!

Nutrition Facts (1 servings)

Calories: 390

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 1570mg

Carbohydrates: 60g

Dietary Fiber: 10g

Protein: 22g

Recipe #14723©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This chilli was amazing! My family loved it so much, this recipe is going to become a part of my regular menu planning! I used ground turkey instead of the ground beef and also added corn to it, which made it even more delicious!

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