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Total Time
8hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs

This is an amazing chili recipe passed down from my family. I would suggest mixing up different chili powders and adding them at different times to the crock pot. Also experiment with making your own chili powder - Homemade Chili Powder - that's what I always use. I also use good lean quality steak instead of regular stew meat, but please feel free to customize however you want! This makes a HUGE batch, I normally cut it in half and still have plenty.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cube beef and marinate in beer and whatever spices you choose (chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper, etc.) for 4-24 hours. Alternately use a commercial marinade.
  2. Brown all the meats in a large pan or pot.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, brown sugar, cocoa powder and onions to the meat and let cook 3-5 minute.
  4. Transfer to your crock pot and set to cook on low heat for 8-12 hours.
  5. Add remainder of chili powder in a couple intervals throughout the cooking.
  6. Add the beans during the last hour of cooking.
  7. Top with colby jack cheese, sour cream, cilantro and oyster crackers!