Texas Cowboy Chili: Slow Cooker Style

Texas Cowboy Chili

Ontario, Canada

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What is Cowboy chili? Well it’s tender chunks of beef sirloin (no ground beef here) in a spicy hearty tomato based sauce. Which is packed with flavor and a kick of spice and heat! Simmered for hours to develop deep rich flavors and warm comfort. The debate always starts when I add potatoes, corn and black beans to my chili! Who adds potatoes to chili? Is it really chili? Well it’s my take, it is chili and it’s a winner I’m told. Packed with amazing flavor and is SO good! So let’s dig out the slow cooker and get prepping scrumptious. 

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Ingredients:
  • 2 lbs boneless beef sirloin roast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • Dusting flour: 5 tbsp flour, 1 tsp freshly ground pepper, 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 28 oz can of stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of sweet corn, drained
  • 5 potatoes, cubed, blanched
  • ⅓ cup chili powder
  • 1 small can of Chipotles in adobo sauce (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon cumin

CC4Instructions:

  • Coat beef cubes in dusting flour and shake off excess
  • Saute beef in fry pan till brown on outside, don’t cook thoroughly
  • Transfer to  6 qt slow cooker
  • Add onion, bell peppers, garlic to pan, sauté for 1 minute
  • Transfer to 6 qt slow cooker
  • Add salt, pepper, water, crushed tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, black beans, corn,  potatoes, chili powder, cayenne, cumin and chipotles if using to 6 qt slow cooker
  • Stir everything well
  • Set slow cooker to low for 6 hrs
  • If you would like a thicker chili, mix ⅓ cup water and 2 tbsp flour together and add to the slow cooker in the final hr of cooking, stir well

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Serve topped with sliced green onions, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese. Accompany with corn chips, corn bread or fresh tortilla’s for dunking.

Enjoy!

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