Total Time
8 Hours 19 Mins
Makes 8 servings

Easy Side: Prepare batter from 2 (6-oz.) packages buttermilk cornbread mix according to package directions. Cook batter, in batches, in a preheated, oiled waffle iron until done.

How to Make It

Step 1

Sauté steak in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until browned.

Step 2

Place steak in a lightly greased 6-qt. slow cooker; stir in black beans and next 6 ingredients. Stir in packets from chili kit, omitting masa and red pepper packets. Cover and cook on LOW 8 hours. Serve with desired toppings.

Step 3

*2 lb. ground round may be substituted. Omit oil. Brown ground round in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 8 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Proceed with recipe as directed. Hands-on time: 23 min.; Total time: 8 hr., 23 min.

Step 4

Note: We tested with Wick Fowler's 2-Alarm Chili Kit at one tasting and with 1 (4-oz.) package Carroll Shelby's Original Texas Brand Chili Kit at another.

Ratings & Reviews

DebraPalmer's Review

October 16, 2012

Candis's Review

January 14, 2011
I made this chili at an Auburn tailgate during the fall of 2010. While the chili cooked, we partied. It was a delicious meal after the game and I have had several people ask for the recipe since then.

AmandaGA's Review

November 02, 2010
This chili was a big hit for Halloween. I added two extra cans of black beans about 3 hours into cooking because I was worried about not having enough. My chili seasoning packet was all mixed so I couldn't leave out the masa and red pepper. The finished product had a lot of flavor but my 11 month old loved it so it wasn't terribly spicy.

charis7's Review

October 23, 2010
It's a hit! We didn't have beer, so I left it out and used my own concoction for the chili spices. It was delicious. The whole family loved it!

NaomiRuth's Review

October 06, 2010
Enjoyed it - husband and I each had 2nds. It was a bit runny - but nothing a few saltines could not soak up. Have lots more in the fridge and freezer for later this fall.