Make this staff-favorite one of your go-to dutch-oven dinners this fall. Tougher cuts of meat, like chuck-eye turn meltingly soft, root vegetables make the stew rich and hearty, and a dollop of greek yogurt adds just the right amount of tang, to cut through the rich sauce and brighten the meal. 

Ann Taylor Pittman
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Ryan Liebe

Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 30 mins
Serves 8


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high. Add half of steak; cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 6 minutes. Remove steak from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining steak. Set steak aside. Add onion and garlic to pan; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender, about 6 minutes.

  • Stir in chili powder, chipotle chile, and cumin; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add kidney beans, tomatoes, stock, pinto beans, and salt; bring to a boil. Return steak to pan; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes. Stir in bell peppers; cook until steak is tender, about 30 minutes. Ladle chili into bowls; top with avocado, yogurt, scallions, cilantro, and, if desired, radishes.

  • Slow Cooker Method - Prepare as directed in step 1, substituting a large skillet for the Dutch oven. Transfer steak and onion mixture to a 6-quart slow cooker. Add chili powder, chipotle, cumin, kidney beans, tomatoes, stock, pinto beans, salt, and bell peppers. Cover and cook on LOW until beef is tender, 5 to 6 hours. Serve with avocado, yogurt, scallions, cilantro, and, if desired, radishes.

Nutrition Facts

403 calories; fat 18g; saturated fat 6g; protein 27g; carbohydrates 36g; fiber 15g; sugars 8g; added sugar 0g; sodium 589mg; calcium 0 15% DV; potassium 0 25% DV.