This meat-only chili will satisfy a hungry crowd

Print this recipe
If you’ve ever made chili from scratch, you’ve surely confronted the age-old chili debate: with beans or without? This easy recipe is for a classic, bean-free chili. Chunks of savory beef bathed in a flavorful sauce with a nice hit of spice makes this a favorite of the no-beans crowd (of course, you can always add beans if you swing that way. We won’t tell!)
Top this hearty stew with all of your favorite chili toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, diced onions, jalapenos, chunky salsa, sour cream or sliced avocado. Serve it with crunchy tortilla chips for dipping too. This is the perfect game day food.
Cooktop Cove
Slow Cooker Chunky Beef Chili
10 minutes
8 hours and 6 minutes
8 hours and 16 minutes
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 to 3 pounds chuck steak, cubed
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 cup beer (or substitute beef broth or water)
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons dried oregano
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Season the beef with salt and pepper and add it to the skillet. Cook, turning occasionally, until the meat is browned on all sides, about 6 minutes.
Transfer the meat to the slow cooker and add the tomatoes, beer, chili powder, cumin, paprika and oregano.
Cover the slow cooker and cook low for 8 to 10 hours, until the meat is very tender.
Serve hot, garnished with shredded cheese, sour cream, onions, salsa, and chips, as desired.
Print this recipe

Slow-cooker meals are the ultimate lazy dinner strategy
July 1   ·  
Wondering what to make the kids for dinner? Make this, and even adults will enjoy it too!
June 29   ·  
July 2   ·  
The classic comfort of cream and noodles with hearty beef all adapted for a wonderful casserole that makes this the ultimate comfort dish.
June 19   ·  
Dishes of Tuscany are some of the most delicious of the Italian regions...
June 11   ·  
How easy is this dish to make? With three simple steps, it's a no-stress creamy deliciousness!
June 24   ·