Crock Pot Southwest Beef Chili Stew

Recipe Rating:
 16 Ratings
Serves: 6-8
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot


2 lb lean beef stew meat, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 c chopped onion
4 clove garlic, finely minced
2 can(s) (14.5 ounc sized cans) fire roasted diced tomatoes with juice
4 can(s) 4 ounces each can) diced green chiles, drained
2 c corn kernels, frozen
3 tsp dried oregano leaves, crushed
2 tsp cumin (ground)
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp teaspoon ground red pepper
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3 Tbsp brown sugar
4 Tbsp yellow cornmeal

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Jane Manna Recipe
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Collinsville, CT
Member Since Jul 2011
Jane's notes for this recipe:
I found this recipe for chili stew in a crock pot cookbook years ago. I have made quite a few adjustments to the original recipe.

I love this recipe because it uses stew meat in place of the typical ground beef, making it a hearty and substantial meal.

My family really loves this chili and I hope yours does too!
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This lovely chili has a subtle sweetness that is a welcome departure from traditional hot & spicy versions.


It doesn't get any easier than this!

Combine all ingredients, except cornmeal, in a slow cooker, mixing well. Cover and cook on LOW 7 to 8 hours or until meat is tender. Turn control to HIGH. Stir in cornmeal; cover and cook 20 to 25 minutes longer.

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user Jane Manna Mom2AHungryClan - Apr 28, 2012
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user Lori Grater BAKEDWLUV - Jan 8, 2013
Can't wait to try this recipe Jane!! Being a fellow CT person you know I have to try it!! Never made chili before, but this sounds pretty easy and straight forward. I'm sure it'll come out really good :)
user Delynn Dell BakinHoosier - Jan 11, 2013
Sounds and looks fabulous! Congratulations on your Blue Ribbon!
user Ellen McKeel ellen2012 - Jan 20, 2013
I just made this today.i was pleasantly pleased, good flavors, not too spicy hot like some chili's. but, great spices to give it the chili kick it needs though. My husband thought it was the best chili he had ever eaten!

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