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chuckwagon chili

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Angie Robinson
Findlay, OH

We love how great this meaty chili tastes served over fritos! You can use ground beef if you prefer, but it's great with the tender beef chunks. The picture shows it with pinto beans, which are really good in place of chili beans.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For chuckwagon chili

  • 2 lb
    beef for stew-i like to use chuck and trim some fat
  • 1/2 c
    onion, diced
  • 1-2
    stalks celery, diced
  • 1 c
    beef stock, or 1 bottle of beer
  • 2 can
    petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 can
    bush's chili beans, or your preference
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder ( i use mexene)
  • 1 tsp
    cumin, ground
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch
    salt and pepper
  • hot sauce to taste
  • 1 c
    shredded cheese
  • 1 scoop
    sour cream
  • olives or gren onions to top
  • 1 bag
    fritos scoops

How To Make chuckwagon chili

  • 1
    Place beef in dutch overn & brown on all sides about 5 min. Add the onion and celery & sautee in the pan juices with meat til softened, add garlic and stir.
  • 2
    Place the browned meat, veggies and beef stock or beer in a crockpot & cook on high for about 2-3 hours, *OR keep in dutch oven and cook on medium for about 30 minutes. Add tomatoes, beans and seasonings into pan or crockpot, stir well.
  • 3
    Continue to cook on high for 2 more hours, or low heat for 4-6 hours in the crockpot. *If using dutch oven cook on medium low for about 1 hour, or until it's cooked to your desired tenderness.
  • 4
    Season to taste with salt and pepper, and feel free to add more or less chili powder and cumin or hot sauce if desired.
  • 5
    To serve: Place some fritos in a bowl and top with chili and cheese; or put the fritos on top instead. You can add a dollop of sour cream and chopped green onions, olives or whatever you like.