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Slow Cooker Texas Chili

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Slow Cooker Texas Chili

Slow Cooker Texas Chili



  • 2 1/2 lbs beef chuck, cut into 2" pieces
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons Fustini's Chipotle olive oil, or as needed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 8 oz chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 - 14 oz can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Farmstyle Sriracha
  • sliced scallions, fresh cilantro, sour cream for garnish


For more heat, use Cayenne Crush olive oil. Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread. Adapted from foodnetwork.com


Step 1. 

Toss the beef with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, flour and salt in a large bowl.

Step 2. 

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the beef in batches until browned on all sides, 4 to 5 minutes (do not crowd the pan). Transfer to a 5-to-6-quart slow cooker.

Step 3. 

Reduce the heat to medium, add the onion to the skillet and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, chiles, cumin and chili powder and cook for 3 minutes. Add 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup of red wine and the tomatoes and simmer, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom, for about 3 minutes. Transfer to the slow cooker, cover and cook on low, for 6 hours.

Step 4. 

Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and the sriracha to the chili. Serve with scallions, cilantro and/or sour cream for topping, and chips or cornbread, if desired. 

Customer Reviews

  1. A Fall Staple!

    Chili is a fall staple in our household and this is such a unique and tasty combination of flavors. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Brooke on Sept. 15, 2022, 4:39 p.m. | Permalink




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