Slow Cooker Chili with Beer


This slow cooker chili with beer will warm you up on a cold night. If you like thick chili, add crushed saltines to your bowl before filling it with chili.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins


  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (29 ounce) can kidney beans, undrained

  • 1 (29 ounce) can pinto beans, undrained

  • 2 cups beer

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can chopped green chiles

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper


  1. Cook ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat until beef is browned and crumbly and onion is translucent, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease. Transfer beef and onion to a slow cooker.

  2. Add tomato sauce, kidney beans, pinto beans, beer, diced tomatoes, green chiles, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper to the slow cooker. Stir to combine, then cover and cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours or on High for 4 to 5 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

305 Calories
10g Fat
30g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 305
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 1330mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 17mg 84%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 671mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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