Slow-Cooked Stew Meat Chili


This hearty slow cooker steak chili is truly a snap to prepare. After browning the beef and stirring in the spices to give them a slightly toasted flavor, you simply toss everything into a slow cooker and let the mixture simmer all day. Garnish with sour cream, chopped fresh parsley, and chopped red onion.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil

  • ¾ pound cubed beef stew meat

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 ¾ cups beef broth, divided

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 small green or red bell pepper, chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce

  • 1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 cloves garlic, or more to taste, minced

  • ¾ teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook and stir until browned, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add chili powder and cumin; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute more. Transfer meat to a large slow cooker.

  2. Stir in diced tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans, 1 1/2 cups beef broth, onion, bell pepper, parsley, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and salt until well combined.

  3. Cover and cook on Low, stirring occasionally, until beef is tender, 6 to 8 hours. Thin chili with remaining beef broth as it cooks if the consistency is too thick.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

268 Calories
9g Fat
30g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 967mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 22mg 109%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 522mg 11%

* 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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