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.
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.
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!
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.
SO YUMMY, EASY AND HEARTY. A STAPLE IN MY RECIPE BOX