Tender beef slowly cooked with tomatoes and chilli and the richness of dark stout beer, this is such a glorious chilli recipe and so easy to make in the slow cooker.
Course Main Course
Keyword beef, beer, chilli, crockpot, slow cooker
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 8hours
Total Time 8hours20minutes
Author Kendra Baily Morris
2poundsground buffalo meatI used steak mince
18 ounce can tomato sauce
110 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chiles, such as Rotel Brand (I used diced tomatoes with some finely chopped fresh chillis)
3tbspchilli powderthis seems a huge amount, so be careful, not all chilli powders are the same heat!
112 ounce bottle dark beer, perferably a stout
6tblsp tomato paste3 ounces
215 ounce cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
salt and black pepper
Green onionsboth green and white parts mixed
Fresh cilantrocoriander chopped
Tortilla chips or cornbread
Spray the inside of a large slow cooker with cooking spray
Heat a large saucepan on the stove-top over medium-high heat. Crumble in the buffalo meat and cook until well browned, about 7 to 8 minutes . Use a slotted spoon to transfer the meat to the slow cooker. Drain off half the fat in the saucepan and discard it. Add the onion and garlic to the remaining fat and saute until translucent, 6-8 minutes.
Pour the onion, garlic, and pan juices into the slow cooker. Ad the tomato sauce, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, chilli powder, cumin, oregano, brown sugar, cinnamon, all spice, cayenne, bay leaf, beer and tomato paste. Give it a stir and add the pinto beans. Cover and cook on low for t least 8 hours and up to 10 hours, skimming off any surface fat from time to time.
If you prefer a thicker chilli, during the last 45 to 60 minutes before serving. Mix together the fine cornflour and cold water in a small bowl. Then remove the lid, crank the slow cooker up to high, and whisk in the corn flour mixture.
During the last 15 minutes of cooking, season with salt and pepper.
Remove the bay leaf. Serve the chilli topped with the garnishes or pass them to the side.
If you can't get buffalo meat, then you can make the Chilli with beef.Adapted from The Southern Slow Cooker