Colorado Chili

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 6 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 6 hr
  • Yield: 6 servings
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2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 small red onion, finely diced

3 (4-ounce) cans diced green chiles

1/4 cup crumbled bacon

1 cup tomato puree

1 tablespoon salt-free Mexican seasoning

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 cup low-sodium beef stock

1 scallion, sliced


  1. Add olive oil to a large skillet over high heat. Season stew meat with salt and pepper and sear on all sides.
  2. Place in a 4-quart slow cooker. Add onion, green chiles, and bacon. Add seared stew meat.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together tomato puree, Mexican seasoning, chili powder, salt and pepper and beef stock. Pour into slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH setting for 4 to 6 hours. Serve in bowls garnished with scallion
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