Slow-Cooker Chili

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 8 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 8 hr
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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1/4 cup tomato paste

1/2 cup brewed coffee

2 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

1 tablespoon chili powder

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

2 15-ounce cans pinto beans (do not drain)

1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips

4 cups cooked white rice

Shredded cheddar cheese, sliced scallions and diced avocado, for topping (optional)


  1. Mix the tomato paste and coffee in a small bowl; set aside. Toss the meat with the chili powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in the beans (with their liquid), the coffee mixture and the tortilla chips.
  2. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low until the beef is tender, 8 hours. Season with salt. Serve the chili with the rice; top with cheese, scallions and avocado.

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