Perfect for people who love using their slow cookers. I've tried many chili recipes but this one is the best ever! You can substitute beans for the cornmeal, but I think it takes away from the taste and the smooth texture. I recommend opening a second bottle of porter beer and drink it while cooking this tasty dish! Yum!

Bob

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs 10 mins
total:
2 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour coffee into a slow cooker and set slow cooker to High; add diced tomatoes, beer, tomato paste, beef broth, brown sugar, chili sauce, jalapeno peppers, cumin, cocoa powder, chile powder, oregano, cayenne pepper, coriander, and salt.

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir ground beef, onions, and garlic in the skillet until the beef is browned completely, 7 to 10 minutes; add to mixture in the slow cooker.

  • Slowly pour cornmeal into the slow cooker while stirring to assure no lumps.

  • Reduce heat to Low and cook for 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

449 calories; protein 29g 58% DV; carbohydrates 40.8g 13% DV; fat 18g 28% DV; cholesterol 78.6mg 26% DV; sodium 996.6mg 40% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2014
Will be trying this recipe. Was wondering if 2 oz. of extra lean ground beef is right. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2015
Folled the recipe exactly with one exception. Reduced the sugar to 3 Tbs and it was still way to sweet for my taste. Not enough true chili taste to suit me. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2014
Very good twist to the standard chili recipes. The strong coffee the ancho pepper and porter beer are probably the key to this one going to the top! I did not tweak it a bit. If I did I would have to change my rating. You really got to try this one!!!!!!! Gloria D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2014
Will be trying this recipe. Was wondering if 2 oz. of extra lean ground beef is right. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/22/2015
Folled the recipe exactly with one exception. Reduced the sugar to 3 Tbs and it was still way to sweet for my taste. Not enough true chili taste to suit me. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2014
This chili had great texture and just the right amount of heat for my taste. However it was way too sweet. If I make it again I will eliminate the chili sauce and reduce the brown sugar to no more than a 1/4 cup. I had to add quite a bit of white vinegar to offset the sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2014
Next time I'll half the sugar and double the "hot stuff" Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2014
The flavor is good as well as the texture but I have to agree with the other reviewer in regards to the sweetness. I have to add 4 tablespoons of white vinegar to reduce the amount of sweet. I recommend a 1/4 cup of brown sugar to start and than add more to desired taste. Love the idea of the anch chili and porter beer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2016
I needed a great bean less Chili due to allergys & bean dislikes in family I didn't add the beer or the sugar. But I did add 2 cups chopped celery along with the onion. Instead of adding cornmeal to tighten up the juices I put 1/4 cup pot/pearl barley into crockpot at beginning. About 1-2 hrs before serving I added 2 cans of "nibblet" corn. Gives it some color and texture. Could cut back on jalapeño peppers when serving younger kids Read More