Slow Cooker Chili with Beer Recipe -
Slow Cooker Chili with Beer Recipe
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Slow Cooker Chili with Beer

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"Great on cold nights. Add crushed saltines into your bowl before putting the chili in if you like it thicker."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs 10 mins

    4 hrs 20 mins


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Crumble ground beef into the skillet; add onion. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly and completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease. Transfer beef and onion to a slow cooker.
  2. Stir tomato sauce, kidney beans, pinto beans, beer, diced tomatoes, green chilies, chili powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper into the beef and onion.
  3. Cook on High 4 to 5 hours.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • This can also be cooked in the slow cooker set to Low for 8 to 10 hours.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Feb 07, 2013

This was pretty good, but I added a few things to kick up the flavor. I used chipotle peppers instead of the chili powder to give it a smokey flavor, plus I added some garlic, about 1/4 cup of brown sugar and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. I also added another can of kidney beans since 2 lbs of beef was a lot of meat.

May 04, 2013

Very good chili--tasty, but heavy on the liquid, and I didn't use 2 cups of beer. I used 1 can of beer, which amounts to about 1 1/2 cups. I think I'd cut back on the beer and make sure the beans are drained next time. I like my chili thicker and less runny. Makes a ton--as most soups and chili's do--so it's a good thing we liked it. Hubs had 2 servings. I did use half the amount of meat and added lots of garlic. Thanks for the recipe!

Jul 17, 2013

This was decent chili, although not particularly memorable. I'm still on the lookout for something that really packs a punch.


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  • Calories
  • 305 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 9.5 g
  • 38%
  • Protein
  • 21.5 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 1330 mg
  • 53%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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