Slow-Cooker Hearty Beef Chili

Stew meat adds a bit more taste and texture to chili than ground beef. You don't need to brown and drain it so prep time is reduced.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 10 min
  • Servings 10

2
pounds beef stew meat
1
envelope (1 ounce) onion soup mix (from 2-ounce package)
5
teaspoons chili powder
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1
can (15.5 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2
cans (10 ounces each) diced tomatoes and mild green chilies, undrained
1
can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1
can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 Place all ingredients in order listed in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 3 Stir gently to mix before serving.

Expert Tips

Serve leftovers tucked into taco shells or tortillas for quick-to-fix tacos.

For Tex-Mex toppers, try shredded coconut, rice and pecans. In the Texas panhandle and into New Mexico, this is called a "pile-on."

Ready-to-heat meals are always welcome in homes with new babies. Pack chili in one- or two-serving-size containers and freeze. Label the containers with the contents and add whimsical baby stickers before packing in a pretty gift bag.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
255
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
820mg
820%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
24%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Vegetable;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.