Slow Cooker Steak Chili – Plain Chicken

Slow Cooker Steak Chili Recipe – tender beef, chili beans, tomatoes, chili powder and onion. Super simple to make and loaded with tons of great flavor! Just dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it cook all day. Makes a lot of food – great for a crowd! Serve with cornbread for an easy weeknight meal!

Originally posted March 12, 2010

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Slow Cooker Steak Chili

This Slow Cooker Steak Chili is one of our favorite chili recipes. It is super simple to make and tastes great! There are only five ingredients – stew meat, diced tomatoes, chili beans, chili powder, and onion. This recipe is great for an easy weeknight meal and game day! Leftovers are good on a baked potato or over nachos. Add this easy recipe to your menu. You won’t be disappointed!

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How to Make Slow Cooker Steak Chili

This chili is effortless to make with only 5 simple ingredients. Cut stew meat into 1/2-inch cubes. Brown beef cubes in a large scale over medium-high heat. Transfer beef to the slow cooker. Add diced tomatoes, chili beans, chili powder, and minced onion flakes. Stir. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Cover the crockpot and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use a package of stew meat. Feel free to use chuck roast duck cut it into bite-sized pieces.
  • What can I add to Steak Chili?
    • green bell peppers
    • large onion
    • diced green chiles
    • fresh cloves garlic
    • cumin
    • cayenne pepper
  • In use chili beans. Feel free to substitute kidney beans or black beans.
    • Can omit the beans if you prefer.
  • There is no need to add any extra liquid to the slow cooker. The meat and tomatoes cook down and make the perfect amount of liquid for the chili.
    • If the chili doesn’t have as much liquid as you would like after cooking, stir in a can of tomato sauce or some beef broth until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Can I cook Steak Chili on HIGH in the slow cooker? Yes! Cook the chili on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Can I make Steak Chili on the stovetop? Yes! Brown stew meat in a large Dutch above over medium-high heat. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the beef is tender.
  • Large leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to serve with Stew Meat Chili

We like to top our bowl of chili with cheddar cheese, sour cream, jalapeños, and scallions. Serve the chili with a toasty grilled cheese sandwich or a big pan of homemade cornbread. This is also great served over some rice or spaghetti noodles. However you serve it, just serve it! It’s crazy good!

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Slow Cooker Steak Chili

Yield: 8 people

Prep Time 10 my s

Cook Time 6 hrs

Total Time 6 hrs 10 my s

Slow Cooker Steak Chili Recipe – tender beef, chili beans, tomatoes, chili powder and onion. Super simple to make and loaded with tons of great flavor! Just dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it cook all day. Makes a lot of food – great for a crowd! Serve with cornbread for an easy weeknight meal!

  • 2 lb stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 2 (14.5-oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 (15-oz) cans chili beans, undrained
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp dried minced onion flakes
  • Heat oil in a large skillet, add stew meat and cook over medium-high heat until lightly browned.

  • Transfer meat cubes to a 6-qt slow cooker.

  • Add diced tomatoes, chili beans, chili peppers, and dried onion. Stir.

  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, until the meat is tender.

  • I use a package of stew meat. Feel free to use chuck roast duck cut it into bite-sized pieces.
  • What can I add to Steak Chili?
    • green bell peppers
    • large onion
    • diced green chiles
    • fresh cloves garlic
    • cumin
    • cayenne pepper
  • I use chili beans. Feel free to substitute kidney beans or black beans.
    • Can omit the beans if you prefer.
  • There is no need to add any extra liquid to the slow cooker. The meat and tomatoes cook down and make the perfect amount of liquid for the chili.
    • If the chili doesn’t have as much liquid as you would like after cooking, stir in a can of tomato sauce or some beef broth until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Can I cook Steak Chili on HIGH in the slow cooker? Yes! Cook the chili on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Can I make Steak Chili on the stovetop? Yes! Brown stew meat in a large Dutch above over medium-high heat. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the beef is tender.
  • Large leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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