Cowboy Steak Chili in a Crock Pot

Recipe by VLizzle
READY IN: 8hrs 30mins
SERVES: 10-12
YIELD: 12 cups




  • Turn the crock pot on to high.
  • Prepare the Cowboy Steak Seasoning following the separate recipe posting.
  • Roll cubed steak around in the seasoning mix until they are thoroughly coated.
  • In a large, heavy fry pan over medium high heat, brown off the bacon (if using) until crisp.
  • Remove and drain on paper towels or clean newspaper, reserving the drippings.
  • Brown the coated cubes of steak in the bacon drippings (or oil), working in batches if necessary.
  • Transfer browned steak to the crock pot.
  • Add the chorizo or pork and cook it down, stirring, for about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the chorizo or pork to the crock pot.
  • Add all the “aromatics” to the fry pan and sweat them down, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer them to the crock pot.
  • Stir in all the “other good stuff” and the reserved bacon to the crock pot.
  • If there’s not enough liquid to cover, add some beef stock or more beer. Put the lid on.
  • Let the mixture come to a simmer, taste and adjust the seasoning to taste and let it simmer at least another hour. The longer the better!