This classic red chili has chunks of stew meat and ground beef along with tomatoes, red beans, and spices. Fire-roasted tomatoes add a note of smokiness to the mix. If you can't find fire-roasted, use plain tomatoes and add a pinch of smoked paprika.
3/4 pound ground chuck
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound chuck-eye steak, cut into bite-size pieces
Brown beef in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 6 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Transfer browned beef to a 6-qt. slow cooker. Add chuck-eye cubes to skillet, and sauté over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes or until brown on all sides. Add chuck-eye cubes to slow cooker.
Add onion and next 8 ingredients to slow cooker; stir in stock. Cover and cook on HIGH 8 hours or until beans are tender. Serve with desired toppings.
Wonderful - adding the steak is the trick -- my husband who really does not like chili LOVED it! What is better than chili on a cold fall night -- yes with cheese and onions! I added 1 can chili beans heat for another 15 min -- ready to serve! Will make again for sure.
I did not have a slow cooker and made this within 30 minutes using cans of kidney beans and leftover filet mignon cut into cubes.. Saute the ground beef, remove and drain all but 1 tablespoon of fat, saute onions and then add all the ingredients and let simmer for as long as you like. I did cut down the chicken stock by half.
It was delicious! But I would advise everyone NOT to buy dried kidney beans - I cooked mine as directed for over 8 hours and they never got tender. Next time I will either soak them overnight in water or buy canned beans.
We so enjoyed this chili. I cooked the chili on low 3 hours and then on high for 4 hours. I used regular chicken broth and reduced the kosher salt to 1 Tablespoon. I added 1 can of red kidney beans and 1 can of cannelini beans the last hour of cooking. Perfect!Gets better with each day! No leftovers to freeze, it was that good!
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