Crockpot Texas Chili

Submitted by: Pete on April 30, 2010

This is pretty much how we make chili at our house, sometimes using chopped stew meat, even adding tomatoes sometimes. Volume may easily be increased.

Servings: 4-6   Prep Time: 15 minutes   Cook Time: 9-11 hours  

Ingredients

2-3 lbs. round or sirloin steak, cut 1/2-inch thick
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 large onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp. salt
2-3 fresh jalapenos, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup dark chili powder
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 cup dark beer
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup masa (or cornmeal)


Directions

Cut the steak into 1/2-inch cubes.


In a heavy skillet, brown the beef with the onion. Drain off excess fat, add garlic and stir over medium heat another minute.

Transfer beef mixture to the crockpot. Add salt, jalapeno peppers, chili powder, cumin, beer and water.

Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

Stir masa or cornmeal with enough water to make a smooth paste. Stir paste into chili. Turn crockpot to high and cook uncovered for additional hour.

Serve over cornchips and top with shredded cheese and chopped onions for a traditional Texas favorite.

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