Bready or Not: Slow Cooker Beef Chili
This all beef, no bean chili recipe makes a big pot of delicious chili! Make it as spicy as you want by using different types of Rotel and additional spices and sauces. Modified from The Everything Soup, Stew, & Chili Cookbook edited by Belinda Hulin.
- 2 - 2 1/2 pounds beef stew meat or chuck roast, chopped into 1-inch cubes
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 whole onion diced
- 1 green bell pepper cored and diced
- 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 4 Tablespoons chili powder hot or otherwise
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 10 ounce can tomatoes and green chilies like Rotel
- 14-15 ounces tomato sauce canned or boxed
- additional spices or sauces to preference
In a skillet or wok, brown beef in vegetable oil over high heat. Use a slotted spoon to transfer beef to the crock pot. Add onion to pan and cook for just a few minutes to soak up the drippings. Add onion to the slow cooker, followed by the green bell pepper.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, chili powder, cumin, and salt. Sprinkle over the meat. Pour the cans of chili and tomatoes and the tomato sauce over the meat. Stir with a large spoon.
Place lid on slow cooker and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or on high for 3 to 4 hours. Turn heat to low, and break the meat into smaller pieces. It should flake apart under little pressure. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
Eat and enjoy. Keep leftovers in fridge up to 3 more days, or freeze for later enjoyment.
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