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Slow Cooker Chili with Beer

Slow Cooker Chili with Beer

Morgan Hebert

"Great on cold nights. Add crushed saltines into your bowl before putting the chili in if you like it thicker."
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4 h 20 m servings 305 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 305 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 21.5 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 1330 mg
  • 53%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.


  • Partner tip: Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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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 b...

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 b...

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

Very nice, I used 1 bottle of beer and added garlic for flavor and a little sugar to cut the tomato acid. I recommend using more beans and also adding a little corn starch for a thicker chili. T...

I would've given it 5 stars except for the fact that it came out so watery, other than that it was probably the best chili I ever made!