Let your crockpot make your game-day chili for you! This flavorful steak chili is unbelievably cozy and the beef is fall-apart tender.—Only 10 minutes prep time, then your crockpot does all the work!
Spoiler alert: you’re not actually going to have to put any effort into your chili night anymore.
Return of the lazy dinners in other words. It’s quickly becoming our thing around here…
And I don’t know about you, but I’m gonna choose not to be mad about that. ??
I’m gonna choose instead to be excited about a steak chili night like noooooo other.
So basically, guys, I wasn’t even slightly exaggerating up there when I said lazy dinner people, REJOICE! This steak chili literally does require no time-consuming work.
Conveniently because honestly, we have better things to do than slaving over chili for hours. Like making cookies perhaps? Yeah, for sure.
In between our cookie affairs, though…here’s the only chili work on your part: >>>
a) Browning the steak cubes with onions + garlic until golden. (the beef won’t be cooked through all the way)
b) Piling the browned beef in the crockpot along with diced tomatoes, black beans, tomato paste, chicken broth, jarred chipotle, and a ton of spices. Go big flavors or go home.
And that is basically it, you guys. Set that crockpot on low and let it all cook low ‘n’ slow for about 5 hours. During this time SO much dang awesome flavor will develop and the steak will get unbelievably soft and fall-apart tender.
It is now the time to consider chili toppings and I would recommend going heavy on all of ’em. But especially the avocado.
Always, always, alwaaaaaays…
Lazy-girl chili is now officially my favorite and it’s soon going to be yours.
Crockpot Chipotle Steak Chili
- 1 lb beef round steak cut into 1-in cubes
- 1 medium onion finely diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced chipotle in adobo sauce
- 2 15 oz cans black beans, drained
- 2 15 oz cans diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chili toppings of your desire
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute steak, onion, and garlic in olive oil until beef is golden-brown on both sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a 4-qt slow cooker. Top with chipotle, black beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken broth, and seasonings.
- Cook chili on low heat 5-6 hours or until beef is very tender and chili is thickened and bubbly. Season chili with salt and pepper to taste and serve chili hot with desired toppings. Enjoy!
You’ve gotta try this crockpot chicken chili next!!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Oh I’m totally craving this chili for breakfast! 🙂 Crock pot chili is pretty much the best winter dish, so I’m loving that you used steak for the meat…something my husband would LOVE! And those flavors…just perfect!
Bindia | Indisk Restaurant says
I loved so much winter recipe, this one looks so delish and perfect. Everywhere is so cold but right now feeling some hot after seeing this recipe.
Ashley - The Recipe Rebel says
This is TOTAL winter comfort food! It’s been nice here lately but I know it’s going to get cold again soon. My hubs would go nuts for this!
Marcie Bidou says
I’ve never made a steak chili before, and I think this would be THE chili all of the men in my house would get behind! I love lazy crock pot meals and I’m all about chili — I love the chipotle in here too!
Sue Lynn Shue says
This sounded wonderful and a little bit different. I needed a crockpot chili for an event at work. It was the worse chili I have ever tasted because other than the spice from the chipotle peppers in adobe sauce there was no flavor. I followed this recipe to the tee…….couldn’t have been more disappointed. I threw it out rather than serve it.
Hi Sue – I’m so sorry to hear that this chili didn’t meet your expectations. Did you season the chili with salt and pepper after it was done cooking per the recipe instructions? That extra seasoning does make a significant difference.