Slow Cooker Guinness Cheesy Chili

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Just when I thought I make one of the best pots of chili ever this one topped it! The flavors, the hearty chunks of vegetables and great addition of beer just kicked this old average style chili up more than a few notches!

Slow Cooker Guinness Cheesy Chili  in a red bowl

Slow Cooker Guinness Cheesy Chili  in a red crock

St. Patrick's Day is a great reason to make this guinness chili. The beans, meat, tomatoes, melted cheese and beer added make it a special chili. One that makes a memory in anyone who had ever eaten it. They always ask for this chili all year round. This chili sure beats them all in great flavors!

Slow Cooker Guinness Cheesy Chili in the slow cooker pot

Slow cooker Guinness Chili



1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin or  chuck raw
1/2 cup stout Guinness beer
1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
2 cans kidney beans
3 cans pinto beans
2 tablespoon masa flour (mixed with 3 tablespoons water )to thicken at the end if needed
2 bell peppers chopped or use jalapenos around 1/4 cup chopped
1 onion chopped
1-1/2 teaspoons cumin
3 teaspoons chili powder
3 cloves finely minced garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt and pepper or more to taste
1 tablespoon brown sugar
cayenne pepper to taste for a little heat I use around 1/4 teaspoon
Garnish Suggestions:
Tortilla chip, sour cream and shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, jalapenos. salsa, and sliced black olives

Place ground meat in the crockpot raw(you can brown this is your prefer but not necessary), add everything in the pot except the masa flour. Cook on low up to 8 hours or high up to 6 hours. If this isn't thick enough for you thicken with a mixture of 2 tablespoons masa flour mix with water, dump that in and cook on high a few minutes till thickens.

Serve in bowls topped with sour cream, crushed tortilla chips, olives, jalapenos, salsa, and shredded cheese.

Serve with toppings and garnishes of your choice from the above suggestions

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  1. I never thought of using Guinness for chili. I love this beer and your dish looks very appetizing. Bye dear, have a good day

  2. Yum. I haven't added beer to chili in a long time. I am going to have to try adding a Guinness.

  3. Ohhhh, I adore my crock pot! This chili looks delicious, Claudia. I'm not a big Guinness fan for drinking, but I love what the molasses in it does for food when it's used for cooking.

  4. Woo hoo! Beer, chili and crockpot. Good and easy!

  5. I could never turn down a nice steamy bowl of this for lunch or dinner.


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