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October 14, 2015

REALLY EASY Slow-Cooker Smoky Beef + Bean Chili

Chipotles, tomato paste, and beer give this robust dish its deep, rich flavor.


Serves: 4

Hands-On Prep Time: 15 min

Total Time: 4-8 hrs (depends on if setting slow-cooker on high or low)


INGREDIENTS:
  • (2) 15.5-ounce cans kidney beans, rinsed
  • (1) 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 12 ounces lager beer
  • ¾ pound beef chuck, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons chopped chipotles in adobo sauce
  • kosher salt

FOR SERVING: corn bread, sour cream, grated Cheddar, chopped red onion, and fresh cilantro sprigs.


DIRECTIONS:

In a 4 to 6-quart slow cooker, mix together the beans, tomatoes and their juices, beer, beef, yellow onion, garlic, tomato paste, flour, chili powder, chipotles, and ¾ teaspoon salt.

Cover and cook until the beef is tender, on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours (this will shorten total recipe time).

OPTIONAL FOR ADDED DELICIOUSNESS – Serve with the corn bread, sour cream, Cheddar, red onion, and cilantro.

THAT’S IT!


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:

[Per Serving]

  • Calories: 326 calories
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Sat Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 36 mg
  • Sodium: 1,045 mg
  • Protein: 28 g
  • Carbohydrate: 35 g
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Iron: 5 mg
  • Calcium: 93 mg